What you need to know about Hong Kong’s Election Committee, with key polls on the horizon and nominations opening

Hong Kong enters a season of elections starting next month, leading up to the selection of a new chief executive in 2022.The city’s political landscape has been reshaped radically following Beijing’s overhaul of local electoral systems in March to ensure only “patriots” hold office.First up, on September 19, will be the polls for the 1,500 members of the enlarged Election Committee which will wield extensive new powers. Nominations open on Friday.Hong Kong electoral changes: the why, how, and…


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