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Hong Kong elections: Extending Legco’s term would allow ‘caretaker legislature’ to stay in charge until polls are held next year

Having postponed September’s Legislative Council elections, citing public health concerns, the Hong Kong government is now looking to Beijing to plug a legal gap.The question is, what to do once the current Legco term expires on September 30?Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday it would be “most pragmatic” to extend the term of the current legislature by up to a year, but made clear she was leaving it to China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing…

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