The president of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, said the Legislative Council general election will be held in December, with current lawmakers getting an extended-term till then.
Leung said the LegCo will continue its meetings during the summer holiday, to handle amendments to the city’s election laws, along with other livelihood issues.
He also expressed his strong support towards the amended Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law approved by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.
“It ensures that the electoral system of the HKSAR can progress with wider representation and cope better with the actual situation of Hong Kong, with a view to putting Hong Kong’s political structure back on a firmer and more promising footing,” said Leung.
However, he said the biggest problem now is that the Legislative Council Complex only has 75 rooms for lawmakers’ use, which he and the Legislative Council Secretariat will have to seek more rooms to house the lawmakers, accomodating the revamped 90-member legislature.