ElectionGudie

Sept. 17, 2017 Held

174,872
Voted
Macau

Macau Special Administrative Region

Election for Região Administrativa Especial de Macau (Chinese Legislative Council (Macau))

More Info:

Macau: Chinese Legislative Council, September 17, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 33 seats in the Chinese Legislative Council (Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of China XI Jinping (since 14 March 2013)
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive Fernando CHUI Sai On (since 20 December 2009)
  • Assembly: Unicameral Legislative Council (Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau) with 33 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The President of China is elected by the National People’s Congress to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Chief Executive is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • 14 members of the Legislative Council (Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau) are directly elected by a proportional representation vote. 12 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college of professional and commercial interest groups. 7 members are appointed by the Chief Executive. All members serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The previous Legislative Council elections were held on September 15, 2013. The United Citizens Associative of Macau received the largest share of votes, obtaining 3 seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • United Citizens Association of Macau / Associação dos Cidadãos Unidos de Macau
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • New Macau Association / Associação de Macau Novo
    • Leader: Chiang Meng Hin SCOTT
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Macau-Guangdong Union / União de Macau-Guangdong
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Union for Promoting Progress / União Promotora Para o Progresso
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • New Hope / Nova Esperança
    • Leader: José Pereira COUTINHO
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • New Union for Macau’s Development / Nova União para Desenvolvimento de Macau
    • Leader: Ambrose SO
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Union for Development / União Para O Desenvolvimento
    • Leader: Ho Sut HENG
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Alliance for Change / Aliança Pr'a Mudança
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 646,800 (2015)
  • Registered Voters: 276,034 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 338,638
  • Is Macau a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Macau ratified CEDAW: N/A
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7
  • Human Development Index Position: N/A
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Macau a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Macau ratified CRPD: N/A
  • Population with a disability: N/A