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Five-year election ban for Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors once 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, the Post has learned.Sources also 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 they passed a new…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, the Post has learned.Sources also 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 they passed a new…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post