Method for selecting the CE
(i) no new subsector will be added in the first, second and third sectors of the EC. The number of seats allocated to the existing 32 subsectors in these three sectors will be increased generally by proportion according to the existing distribution of seats;
(ii) of the 100 new seats for the fourth sector of the EC, 75 seats will be allocated to the District Councils (DCs) subsectors, 10 to the members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), 10 to the members of LegCo and 5 to Heung Yee Kuk (HYK);
(iii) the DCs subsectors will have 117 seats. The existing arrangement of grouping the seats into two subsectors (one for Hong Kong and Kowloon and the other for the New Territories) and the current "bloc vote system" will be maintained. Only elected DC members can register as voters, nominate candidates and be nominated as candidates in the DCs subsectors;
(iv) when the new term of the EC commences, 10 "Special Member" seats will be created to make up temporarily in February 2012 the difference of 10 seats until the number of LegCo seats increases from 60 to 70 in October 2012. We propose to allocate 4 seats of "Special Member" to members of the CPPCC, 2 to HYK, 2 to Hong Kong and Kowloon DCs and 2 to New Territories DCs; and
(v) to tie in with the development of the registration system of the Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs), we propose that Registered CMPs should be allowed to be eligible for registration as voters in the Chinese Medicine subsector. To avoid disenfranchising eligible members of the ten specified bodies from registering as voters in the Chinese Medicine subsector, we propose that eligible members of the ten bodies will continue to be eligible for voting in this subsector.
Ends/Wednesday, December 15, 2010