|542||Title:||Legislative Council Ordinance||Gazette Number:||E.R. 2 of 2012|
|Section:||6||Heading:||Chief Executive to specify dates for holding general elections||Version Date:||02/08/2012|
(1) The Chief Executive must specify a date for holding a general election to elect the Members for each term of office of the Legislative Council. The Chief Executive must give notice of that date in the Gazette. (Replaced 48 of 1999 s. 5)
(2) The date specified in the notice must be not earlier than 60 days and not later than 15 days before the new term of office of the Legislative Council is to begin.
(3) To enable such a general election to be held, the Chief Executive may, before the end of a term of office of the Legislative Council, prorogue that Council to terminate its operation.
(4) If the Legislative Council is to be prorogued under subsection (3), the Chief Executive must specify the date from which that Council stands prorogued. The Chief Executive must give notice of that date in the Gazette. (Amended 48 of 1999 s. 5)