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Political reform poll considered: SJ

March 12, 2015

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says the Government has yet to decide on whether to conduct a public opinion poll on constitutional development.


He told reporters today that if the Government decided to carry out a public opinion poll, it would need to consider how the survey would be designed and what its purpose would be.


He added the Government has been paying close attention to opinion poll results conducted by various organisations.


Responding to Hong Kong University Public Opinion Programme Director Robert Chung's suggestion to conduct a civil referendum on the Government's reform package, Mr Yuen said there is no provision in the Basic Law for a referendum, adding that because Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region, a referendum would have no legal basis.


He said the reform package must take into account the views of the Hong Kong people, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Central Government and the Legislative Council.


He also urged legislators to listen to the community's views, which are to take a step forward for democracy by achieving universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election in 2017.

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