ElectionGudie

Sept. 10, 2000 Held

1,331,080
Voted
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Election for Hong Kong Legislative Council

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,331,080
Valid Votes:1,319,578
Invalid Votes:11,502

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party - - -

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong - - -

The Frontier - - -

Hong Kong Progressive Alliance - - -

Liberal Party - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Legislative Council (LEGCO)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China HU Jintao *
  • 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 direct 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 (DP)
    • Leader: Martin LEE Chu-ming
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB)
    • Leader: Jasper TSANG Yok-sing
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Hong Kong Progressive Alliance (HKPA)
    • Leader: Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: The Frontier (TF)
    • Leader: Emily LAU Wai-hang
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Liberal Party (LP)
    • Leader: James TIEN
    • Seats won in last election: 10

Last Legislative election:

  • Last Election to the Legislative Council: May 25, 1998

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,665,000 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 3,055,378 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,418,349 (2000)

·         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: 11 (following the 2000 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: 999,750 (est.)