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26 elected as new legislators of China's Macao: preliminary results
BY 2017-09-18 08:38:47

MACAO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The legislative election management committee of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced the preliminary results of the election of the sixth Legislative Assembly early Monday morning.

The preliminary results showed that 14 candidates won the directly-elected seats, and 12 won the indirectly-elected seats.

The election of the sixth Legislative Assembly of Macao SAR kicked off on Sunday morning.

According to legislative election management committee, some 174,872 eligible voters cast their ballots, accounting for 57.22 percent of total eligible voters, 2.2 percentage higher than the last legislative election.

In line with the Basic Law, the new legislature is composed of 33 seats including 14 directly-elected seats, 12 indirectly-elected seats, and seven others which will be appointed by the SAR's chief executive. The term of office of the sixth Legislative Assembly will start in October 2017.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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