Suffrage: 18 years of age in direct elections for half the legislature and a majority of seats in 18 district councils; universal for permanent residents living in the territory of Hong Kong for the past seven years; note - in indirect elections, suffrage is limited to about 220,000 members of functional constituencies for the other half of the legislature and an 1,200-member election committee for the chief executive drawn from broad sectoral groupings, central government bodies, municipal organizations, and elected Hong Kong officials
Definition: This entry gives the age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013
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