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Macau

Macau Special Administrative Region

597,425 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

276,034 57.77%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Chinese Legislative Council (Macau) Região Administrativa Especial de Macau Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China XI Jinping
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive Fernando CHUI Sai-On **
  • Assembly: Macau has a unicameral Legislative Council (Região Administrativa Especial de Macau) with 33 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of China is elected by the National People's Congress to serve a 5-year term.
  • Chief Executive is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Council (Região Administrativa Especial de Macau), 14 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms, 12 members are elected by special interest groups to serve 4-year terms and 7 members are appointed by the chief executive to serve 4-year terms. 
  • An electoral college represents special interest groups (professional organizations and economic constiuencies). It elects ten members under a closed-list PR system in one nationwide district. Electoral reform measures passed in 2014 increased the Election Committee to 400 seats.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Chinese Legislative Council (Macau) 2005-09-25 128,830 220,653 58.39%
Chinese Legislative Council (Macau) 2009-09-20 149,006 248,708 59.91%
Chinese Legislative Council (Macau) 2013-09-15 151,881 276,034 55.02%

Voter Turnout