A Government spokesman said today (June 10) that in accordance with section 10(1) of the Chief Executive Election Ordinance (CEEO) (Cap. 569), the coming Chief Executive Election will be held on March 26, 2017. The date has been published in the Gazette today.
According to section 10(1) of the CEEO, on the expiry of the term of office of the Chief Executive, the polling date for the Chief Executive Election shall be as follows:
(a) where the first day of the period of 95 days expiring at the beginning of the day on which the vacancy will arise is a Sunday, it shall be that Sunday; or
(b) where that day is not a Sunday, it shall be the Sunday immediately preceding the commencement of that period.
Ends/Friday, June 10, 2016
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