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Electoral Affairs Commission Report on 2008 Legislative Council Election published

     The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) Report on the 2008 Legislative Council Election is published today (December 9).

     The report describes how the EAC conducted and supervised the election, and sets out the detailed arrangements and relevant follow up actions to the election. The report also contains a review of the relevant electoral arrangements in the light of experience and improvement measures for future elections.

     "We are grateful to the EAC for their efforts in reviewing the arrangements for the election and compiling the post-election report," a Government spokesman said.

     "The Government will work closely with the EAC to follow up on the recommendations contained in the report, taking into consideration the views of the community," he said.

     In accordance with the requirements of the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance (Cap. 541), the EAC submitted the Report on the 2008 Legislative Council Election to the Chief Executive on December 4, 2008. In line with past practice and the principle of open and transparent elections, the Government agreed with the EAC's recommendation that the report should be made public. The report can be downloaded from the website of the EAC (www.info.gov.hk/eac) and obtained from the Public Enquiry Service Centres.

Ends/Tuesday, December 9, 2008