ElectionGudie

May 24, 1998 Held

1,480,240
Voted
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Election for Hong Kong Legislative Council

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,480,240
Valid Votes:1,480,240
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party 13 634,635

42.87%

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 10 373,428

25.23%

The Frontier 3 148,507

10.03%

Hong Kong Progressive Alliance 5 -

Other Parties 37 -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Legislative Council (LEGCO)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China JIANG Zemin *
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive TUNG Chee-hwa
  • Assembly: Hong Kong has a unicameral Legislative Council (LEGCO) with 60 seats.

* The President of China is elected by indirect vote by an 800-member election committee to serve a 5-year term.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of China is elected by indirect vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Council (LEGCO), 30 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 4-year terms and 30 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** 30 members are elected by indirect vote by functional constituencies and 30 members are elected by direct popular vote, all to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Party
    • Leader: Martin LEE Chu-ming
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong
    • Leader: Jasper TSANG Yok-sing
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Hong Kong Progressive Alliance
    • Leader: Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Frontier Group
    • Leader: Emily LAU
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 37
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative Council elections were last held on September 17, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,543,700 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 2,800,000 ( approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,324,248 (1998)

·         Is Hong Kong a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Hong Kong ratified CEDAW: N/A

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 12 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Hong Kong a signatory to CRPD: N/A

·         Has Hong Kong ratified CRPD: N/A

·         Population with a disability: 981,555 (est.)