- Green Paper on Constuitutional Development
"Green Paper on Constitutional Development" is a consultation document released by the Government of
Hong KongSpecial Administration Region on 11 July 2007. This is the first " Green Paper" released by the HKSAR since its establishment. The consultation period goes until 11 October2007.
The focus of this Green Paper is on political reform within the framework of the
Hong Kong Basic Law, particularly the methods in which the Chief Executive (CE) and the Legislative Council(LegCo) are elected and the timetable in which these reforms will take place.
The following are the options provided by the Green Paper in regard to electing the CE.
On the size on the nominating committee, the options are:
* Less than 800 members (60 of which are LegCo members)
* 800 members
* More than 800 members
On the amount of candidates, the options are:
* 10 or more (requiring less than 12.5% of the nomination by the nomination committee)
* At most 8 (requiring 12.5% of the nomination by the nomination committee)
* 2 to 4 (requiring 25% of the normination by the nomination committee)
On the roadmap and timetable for implementing universal suffrage for electing the CE, the options are:
* As early as
* A "transitional phase" in the 2012 election and attaining universal suffrage in
* After 2017
The following are the options provided by the Green Paper in regards for reforming the LegCo.
On forming LegCo by universal suffrage, the optios are:
* Replace functional constituencies seats with district-based seats returned through direct election
* Retaining functional constituencies seats, but change the electoral method
* Increase the number of seats representing District Councils in LegCo
On the roadmap and timetable for implementing universal suffrage for LegCo, the options are:
* Directly in 2012
* In phases in 2016
* In phases after 2016
Politics of Hong Kong
* [http://www.cmab-gpcd.gov.hk/en/home/index.htm Public Consultation on the Green Paper on Constitutional Development]
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