Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced in Monday’s Official Gazette (BO) that the election of the 400 members of the Chief Executive Election Commission will be held on June 29.
According to the Chief Executive Election Law, the election of the members of the commission should be held at least 60 days before the election of the chief executive. Consequently, the earliest date of the election of the chief executive would be the last Sunday of August – August 31.
An informed source told The Macau Post Daily that the election of the chief executive will be held on a Sunday at the end of August or early September.
According to the Chief Executive Election Law, the election must be held on a Sunday.
The commission comprises 400 members, including 120 elected from the city’s manufacturing, commercial and financial sector, 115 from the city’s culture, education, professional and sport sectors, 115 from the labour, social services and religious sectors, and 50 from the Macau Legislative Assembly (AL), local deputies to the National People Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
According to official figures provided by the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP), 825 associations, which have at least 22 votes each, are allowed to elect the 400 members of the commission.
Early this month, Chui told the media that he would seek re-election and that he would make his official announcement on his decision regarding the matter at an “appropriate time”.
Chui’s current five-year term will end at midnight on December 19.
Macau’s chief executive can only serve two successive five-year terms.(macaunews)