Issued on: 30/03/2021 – 05:38

The top decision-making body of the Chinese parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a new electoral system reform plan, a senior Hong Kong politician who works with China’s parliament on matters relating to Hong Kong’s mini-constitution told Reuters.

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Maria Tam said Hong Kong’s election committee, in charge of selecting the city’s chief executive, will also pick 40 representatives of the city’s legislature as part of the reforms approved by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

The number of directly elected representatives to the city’s legislatures will fall to 20 from 35 as part of the reforms, Tam added. The size of the legislature will increase to 90 from 70 currently.

(REUTERS)