ElectionGudie

Sept. 7, 2008 Held

1,524,249
Voted
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Election for Hong Kong Legislative Council

Results

45%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,524,249
Valid Votes:1,515,542
Invalid Votes:8,707

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 7 - 347,373

22.90%

Democratic Party 7 - 312,692

20.60%

Civic Party 4 - 189,741

12.50%

Other Parties 2 - 169,240

11.20%

League of Social Democrats 2 - 108,627

7.20%

Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 2 - 86,311

5.70%

Liberal Party - - 65,622

4.30%

April Fifth Action 1 - - 44,763

3.00%

Neighborhood and Workers Service Centre 1 - - 42,441

2.80%

Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 1 - - 42,211

2.80%

The Frontier 1 - 33,205

2.20%

Civic Act-up 1 - 30,877

2.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Legislative Council (LEGCO)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China HU Jintao *
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive Donald TSANG Yam-kuen
  • 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: 12 September 2004

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,957,800 (2008)
  • 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 2008 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: 1,043,670 (est.)