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Monday, February 11, 2019, 17:59
Macao leader appoints president, members of CE election body
By Xinhua
Monday, February 11, 2019, 17:59 By Xinhua

In this Dec 20, 2018 photo, Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, addresses a reception to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland in Macao. (CHEONG KAM KA / XINHUA)

MACAO – Macao Chief Executive Chui Sai On has appointed the president and members of a management committee for the upcoming election of a new chief executive of the special administrative region (SAR), the Macao SAR government said on Monday.

A latest gazette released by the SAR government said Chui has appointed Song Man Lei, Judge of Macao's Court of Final Appeal, as the president of the election management committee.

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He has appointed Deputy Public Prosecutor Chan Tsz King, Judge of Intermediate Court Tong Hio Fong, Director of Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau Kou Peng Kuan, and Director of Government Information Bureau Chan Chi Ping as members of the management committee.

According to the Basic Law of the Macao SAR, the chief executive shall be elected by a 400-member committee for a five-year term. The election for members of chief executive election committee is scheduled for June 16, 2019.

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According to Macao's law on the election of chief executive, the current chief executive should appoint a management committee with a president and members in 15 days after the date of election for members of chief executive election committee is published.

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