Macau Special Administrative Region

587,914 3

Population (as of May 27, 2015)

Elections in our database

276,034 57.77%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Legislative Council Região Administrativa Especial de Macau Assembly
Chief Executive Chief Executive Head of Government
President of China President of China Head of State

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.

** The Electoral College will increase to 400 seats for the 2014 Chief Executive election.

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 represetns special internest group (professional organizations and economic constiuencies). It elects ten members under a closed-list PR system in one nationwide district. Electoral reform measures were passed in 2012, which increased the size of the Legislative Council from 29 to 33. The number of geographic constiuency seats increased from 12 to 14, and the number Functional Constituency seats increased from 10 to 12.

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

Voter Turnout