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Three validly nominated candidates for Chief Executive Election

     A total of three nomination forms for the 2012 Chief Executive Election were ruled valid by the Returning Officer, Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor, at the close of the nomination period at 5pm today (February 29). The nomination period started on February 14.

     The number of valid nominations from Election Committee members received by each of the validly nominated candidates and the dates on which the nomination forms were submitted are listed below:

                    Number of           Date of
                    valid nominations   submission of
Name of             from Election       nomination
candidate           Committee members   form
------------        ------------------  ---------------

Ho Chun-yan               188            February 14
Henry Tang Ying-yen       390            February 20
Leung Chun-ying           305            February 23

     A notice of nominations, which carries the names of the validly nominated candidates and the names of the Election Committee members nominating each candidate, will be published in the Gazette on March 6.

     Polling will take place on March 25 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. The first round of voting will begin at 9am and close at 11am.

     Information about the election is available on the election website ( ).

Ends/Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:21


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