Legco


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Legco

(ˈlɛɡkəʊ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
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Universal suffrage to elect all members of legco has also become uncertain.
The Basic Law provides for the direct election of 30 of the 60 LegCo members.
Eventually, in 2004, the Legco was reinstated, but at the time of this writing (early 2010) remains a nominated body.
While the DAB was keen to see the bill concerning Article 23 rammed through the LegCo on July 9, the LP had reservations.
Under a ten-year timetable in the Basic Law, the number of directly elected GC seats will go up to 24 in the next LegCo elections in September 2000, with the additional seats being subtracted from the EC's allotment.
Some sitting Legco members will not be a part of the Provisional Legislature because of their political affiliations and public opposition to Beijing's policies.
But China, saying that Britain held the election only to sabotage China's takeover, has announced plans to scrap the Legco on July 1 and replace it with a ``provisional legislature.
This member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, or Legco, is a protester for democracy, an advocate for openness.
Indeed, Beijing says one of the first things it will do in 1997 is disband Legco.
Politically, the LegCo is still under the watchful eye of Beijing, and it has been subject to a number of protests over the past few years from the pro-democratic parties.
The awards are well recognized and supported by the business community, including last year's award presenters Mr Alex Fong Chi-wai, former CEO of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; Hon Jeffrey LAM Kin-fung SBS, JP, LegCo Functional Constituency - Commercial (First),and Dr Kelvin Wong DBA FHKIoD, Chairman, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Suffrage: Permanent residents, at 18 years or over, living in Hong Kong for the past seven years are eligible to vote in certain local elections and for LegCo members.