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Research Guides

Hong Kong Basic Law Portal

Provide UTL & Internet resources for the research of the Hong Kong Basic Law, which is the constitutional basis for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).


The 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive election was on 26 March 2017. Since the method for selecting the Chief Executive was stipulated by the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law, we developed this section of the Hong Kong Basic Law Portal to provide up-to-date background information on the election and links to the candidates’ websites.

HKSAR Government Websites

Registration and Electoral Office, HKSAR Government

The REO provides the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) with administrative support for the effective discharge of its statutory functions under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance. The primary role of REO is to ensure that elections in Hong Kong are conducted openly, fairly and honestly.

Electoral Affairs Commission, HKSAR Government

Contains guidelines, notices, press releases, candidate nomination information and forms for the 2017 Chief Executive election.

News Coverage

South China Morning Post, special page on the 2017 election

A Hong Kong-based English language newspaper with extension coverage on the 2017 election.