ElectionGudie

Sept. 4, 2016 Held

2,202,283
Voted
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Election for Hong Kong Legislative Council

Results

Cast Votes:2,202,283
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong 9 None

Business and Professional Alliance 1 None

Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 3 None

Liberal Party None None

New People's Party 3 None

Democratic Party 7 None

Civic Party 6 None

Labour Party 1 None

People Power 1 None

League of Social Democrats 1 None

Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood None None

Professional Teachers' Union None None

Neo Democrats None None

Neighborhood and Workers Service Centre 1 None

Demosisto 1 None

Independents 3 None

Youngspiration 2 None

More Info:

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Legislative Election, 4 September 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 70 seats in the Legislative Council

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China XI Jinping (since 14 March 2013)
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive LEUNG Chun-ying (since 1 July 2012)
  • Assembly: Hong Kong has a unicameral Legislative Council (LegCo) composed of 70 seats.

Description of electoral system:           

  • In the Legislative Council, 35 members are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by party-list proportional representation vote, 30 members are indirectly elected by the members of various functional constituencies, and 5 at large members are directly elected by all of Hong Kong’s eligible voters who are not in a functional constituency. All members of the Legislative Council serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Legislative Council were last held on 9 September 2012. Parties in the pro-Beijing camp took 43 of the total seats, with pro-democracy parties taking 27.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Pro-Beijing parties
    • Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB)
      • Leader: Starry LEE Wai-king
      • Seats won in last election: 13
    • Business and Professional Alliance (BPA)
      • Leader: Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen
      • Seats won in last election: 7
    • Federation of Trade Unions (FTU)
      • Leader: Stanley NG Chau-pei
      • Seats won in last election: 6
    • Liberal Party
      • Leader: Felix CHUNG Kwok-pan
      • Seats won in last election: 5
    • New People’s Party (NPP)
      • Leader: Regina IP Lau Su-yee
      • Seats won in last election: 2
    • Other pro-Beijing parties
      • Leader: N/A
      • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Pro-Democracy parties
    • Democratic Party
      • Leader: Emily LAU
      • Seats won in last election: 6
    • Civic Party
      • Leader: Audrey EU
      • Seats won in last election: 6
    • Labor Party
      • Leader: Suzanne WU Shui-shan
      • Seats won in last election: 4
    • People Power (PP)
      • Leader: Erica YUEN Mi-ming
      • Seats won in last election: 3
    • League of Social Democrats (LSD)
      • Leader: Avery NG Man-yuen
      • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood (ADPL)
      • Leader: Rosanda MOK ka-han
      • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU)
      • Leader: FUNG Wai-wah
      • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Neo Democrats
      • Leader: Collective Leadership
      • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Neighborhood and Workers Service Center (NWSC)
      • Leader: LEUNG Yui-chung
      • Seats won in last election: 1
    • Demosisto
      • Leader: Nathan LAW Kwun-chung
      • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Others
    • Civic Passion – Proletariat Political Institute – Hong Kong Resurgence Order
      • Leaders: WONG Yuk-man, WONG Yeung-tat, CHIN Wan
      • Seats won in last election: 0
    • ALLinHK[1]
      • Leader: Collective Leadership
      • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Hong Kong Indigenous
      • Leader: Edward LEUNG
      • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Path of Democracy
      • Leader: Ronny TONG Ka-wah
      • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Third Side
      • Leader: TIK Chi-yuen
      • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 7,141,106 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 3,693,942 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,815,484 (July 2015 est.)

·         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 (15.71%)

·         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[2]

·         Population with a disability: 1,071,166 (est.)

 

[1] ALLinHK is an alliance formed by six groups following the Occupy Central movement in 2014. The alliance consists of Youngspiration, Kowloon East Community, Tin Shui Wai New Force, Cheung Sha Wan Community Establishment Power, Tsz Wan Shan Constructive Power, and Tuen Mun Community.

[2] CEDAW and CRPD both apply to Hong Kong, as it is a special administrative region of China, which is party to these two conventions.