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Polling date for 2020 LegCo General Election and date of prorogation of sixth-term LegCo
     A Government spokesman said today (June 10) that the Chief Executive has specified September 6, 2020, as the date for holding the general election for the seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo). The decision has taken into consideration the relevant statutory provisions concerning the determination of a general election date and the nomination period preceding an election, and the practice adopted in the past public elections.

     In light of the polling date, the nomination period for the 2020 LegCo General Election is scheduled for July 18 to July 31 this year. To ensure that all candidates (including those who are serving LegCo members) will compete on a level playing field, the Chief Executive has appointed July 18, 2020, which is the commencement date of the nomination period, as the date from which the sixth-term LegCo shall stand prorogued and its operation shall then be terminated.
     The dates of polling of the LegCo general election and prorogation of the LegCo will be published in the Gazette on June 12.
Ends/Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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