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Five-year election ban for Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors disqualified over improper oaths

Hong Kong’s lawmakers and district councillors will be barred from contesting elections for five years if they are disqualified for improper oath taking or failing to uphold the city’s mini-constitution under a draft of a proposed new law, according to the city’s constitutional affairs chief.Sources said that as part of the planned legislation – approved by the chief executive’s de facto cabinet on Tuesday – district councillors’ past conduct would be taken into account when determining whether…Hong Kong’s lawmakers and district councillors will be barred from contesting elections for five years if they are disqualified for improper oath taking or failing to uphold the city’s mini-constitution under a draft of a proposed new law, according to the city’s constitutional affairs chief.Sources said that as part of the planned legislation – approved by the chief executive’s de facto cabinet on Tuesday – district councillors’ past conduct would be taken into account when determining whether…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post