Electoral body's chairmanship expires

August 16, 2022

The Government today said it is actively identifying the next chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission as incumbent chairman Barnabas Fung's term of service will expire today.


Mr Fung was first appointed as the commission's chairman in 2009 and was reappointed in 2013 and 2017.


The Government expressed its sincere gratitude to Mr Fung for his exemplary and dedicated service in the past 13 years, saying that he has led the commission in conducting and supervising a full range of elections including the Chief Executive elections, Election Committee subsector elections, Legislative Council elections, District Council elections and rural representative elections.


Over the past year, three important elections have been successfully held under the improved electoral system, with a view to implementing "patriots administering Hong Kong" and ensuring the steadfast implementation of "one country, two systems".


The Government remarked that under Mr Fung's leadership, the commission has made significant achievements in ensuring that public elections in Hong Kong are open, fair and honest.


The appointment of the succeeding chairman will be announced in due course, it added.

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