Hong Kong elections: by delaying vote for one year, leader throws up raft of legal and political questions

The announcement by Hong Kong’s leader to postpone the Legislative Council elections for a year leaves a raft of questions unanswered, including whether lawmakers already disqualified from the polls can continue to serve and if extended emergency sessions can survive legal challenge.The delay also scrambles the political landscape for the opposition, which must now decide whether to take part in a provisional term during which controversial legislation could be passed.Chief Executive Carrie Lam…

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