ElectionGudie

Sept. 12, 2004 Held

1,784,406
Voted
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Election for Hong Kong Legislative Council

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,784,406
Valid Votes:1,770,303
Invalid Votes:14,103

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party 9 - 542,411

30.60%

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 9 - 454,822

25.70%

Other Parties 5 - 339,478

19.20%

Liberal Party 2 - 118,997

6.70%

Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 1 - 74,671

4.20%

Independents 1 - 73,844

4.20%

April Fifth Action 1 - 60,925

3.40%

Neighborhood and Workers Service Centre 1 - 59,033

3.30%

Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 1 - 45,725

2.60%

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
  • Party: Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB)
    • Leader: Jasper TSANG Yok-sing
  • Party: Hong Kong Progressive Alliance (HKPA)
    • Leader: Ambrose LAU Hon-chuen
  • Party: The Frontier (TF)
    • Leader: Emily LAU Wai-hang
  • Party: Liberal Party (LP)
    • Leader: James TIEN

Last Legislative election:

  • Last Election to the Legislative Council: 10 September 2000

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,783,500 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 3,055,378 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,528,865 (2004)

·         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: 12 (following the 2004 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: 1,017,525 (est.)