The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive Election will act in strict compliance with the Basic Law and the Chief Executive Election Law in order to ensure that the election for the next Chief Executive is conducted openly and fairly, said Commission President Ms Song Man Lei.
Ms Song’s comments were made on Wednesday (13 February) after the members of the Electoral Affairs Commission were sworn in by current Chief Executive Mr Chui Sai On.
The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive Election includes a total of five members. Ms Song is a Judge of the Court of Final Appeal. The four other members are: Assistant Prosecutor-General of the Public Prosecutions Office Mr Chan Tsz King; Judge of the Court of Second Instance Mr Tong Hio Fong; the Director of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau, Mr Kou Peng Kuan; and the Director of the Government Information Bureau, Mr Chan Chi Ping.
Ms Song said the Electoral Affairs Commission would hold weekly meetings to prepare and review all aspects of the election. According to a preliminary schedule, meetings would be held on Fridays at 10am and would be followed by a press briefing.
The Electoral Affairs Commission is responsible for coordinating the process – due on 16 June – to choose the 400-member Chief Executive Election Committee, and thereafter to coordinate the actual election of a new Chief Executive.