Hong Kong Suffrage

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Suffrage: 18 years of age in direct elections for half of the Legislative Council seats and all of the seats in 18 district councils; universal for permanent residents living in the territory of Hong Kong for the past 7 years; note - in indirect elections, suffrage is limited to about 220,000 members of functional constituencies for the other half of the legislature and a 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 - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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