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CHIEF EXECUTIVE ELECTION ORDINANCE

Ord. No. 21 of 2001

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the new polling date shall, where the 42nd day after the termination of the proceedings for the election—

(c) is a Sunday, be that Sunday; or
(d) is not a Sunday, be the Sunday immediately following that day.

(3) If the candidate returned at an election for appointment to fill the vacancy in the office of the Chief Executive—

(a) that will arise under section 4(a) cannot assume the office of the Chief Executive on the day on which the vacancy arises, the new polling date shall, where the 120th day after the expiry of the term of office of the serving Chief Executive—
(i) is a Sunday, be that Sunday; or
(ii) is not a Sunday, be the Sunday immediately following that day;
(b) that has arisen under section 4(b) or (c) cannot assume the office of the Chief Executive before the expiry of 6 months commencing on the date on which the vacancy arose, the new polling date shall, where the 120th day after the expiry of those 6 months—
(i) is a Sunday, be that Sunday; or
(ii) is not a Sunday, be the Sunday immediately following that day.

(4) Where a new polling date is fixed in accordance with this section, the Chief Electoral Officer shall fix the nomination period accordingly.

12. Publication of polling date

A polling date fixed in accordance with section 10 or 11 shall be published by notice in the Gazette.

13. Eligibility for nomination as candidate

Subject to section 14, a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate at an election if—

(a) he is a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
(b) he is a Chinese citizen as defined by section 2 of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passports Ordinance (Cap. 539);
(c) he has no right of abode in any foreign country; and
(d) he—
(i) in the case of an election to fill the vacancy in the office of the Chief Executive that will arise under section 4(a), will have—