Agnes Chow to challenge election ban

Monday, May 07, 2018

Demosisto's Agnes Chow Ting says she will file an election petition tomorrow, challenging the authorities' decision to bar her from running in the Legco by-elections in March.

The returning officer for Hong Kong Island had rejected Chow's candidacy, saying this was because Demosisto advocates self-determination for the territory's residents.

The returning officer said she did not believe Chow would seek to uphold the Basic Law.

Chow complained afterwards that she was not given a chance to explain her political stance.

The by-election was eventually won by Au Nok-hin, who was chosen by the pro-democracy camp to replace Chow following her disqualification.-RTHK