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Update on nominations for Chief Executive Election


    Mr Chan Yuet Tung handed in a nomination form for the Chief Executive Election at the office of the Returning Officer today (June 3).

    "The Returning Officer, Madam Justice Chu, will process the nomination and determine its validity in accordance with the law," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office said.

    To qualify as a candidate, a nominee must be a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 40 or above, a Chinese citizen with no right of abode in any foreign country, and has ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 20 years before the polling day. A nomination of a candidate shall be made by not less than 100 members of the Election Committee.

    The two-week nomination period, which started today (June 3), will run until 5pm on Thursday, June 16.

    A poll is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, if more than one candidate is validly nominated.

Ends/Friday, June 3, 2005


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