The Legislative Council is about to change. Newly-elected members of the Legislative Council are required to take the oath as before, but the mode of oath is expected to be different from the usual practice in previous years.
According to the news, there is a good chance that Legislative Council members will be administrated by Chief Secretary for Administration Li Jiachao. The place of oath may not be in the Legislative Council Chamber. The government has not notified the Legislative Council where it will be held.
It is understood that in order to swear an oath in the Legislative Council, it will take at least 3 months to order a national emblem of appropriate size. In addition, behind the rostrum of the Legislative Council Chamber, the wall used to hang the regional emblem is slightly curved. It is more difficult to install the National Emblem in China, and it may not be completed in time for the new Legislative Council members to take the oath. In a disguised form, it cannot meet the requirements of the revised "National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance."
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The national flag and national emblem must be displayed at the swearing-in ceremony
The Legislative Council passed an amendment to the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance last month, which stipulates that the Chief Executive, principal officials, the judiciary, the executive council, the Legislative Council and the district council must display the national flag and the national emblem during the oath ceremony.
At present, only the regional emblem is hung in the Chamber of the Legislative Council. It is understood that the Legislative Council has encountered difficulties in adding the national emblem to the Chamber, because it takes at least 3 months to order a national emblem with a larger proportion than the regional emblem, and the rostrum of the Chamber The design of the rear wall is slightly curved, adding to the difficulty of hanging the national emblem.
As a matter of fact, the Legislative Council’s oath ceremony or the move to other places to hold the oath was a sign. The Rules of Procedure Committee earlier proposed to amend the “Rules of Procedure”. Starting from the new term of the Legislative Council, members will no longer swear oaths at the first meeting of their term and suggested It is stipulated that the election of the President of the Legislative Council shall be held before the first meeting of each term of office, which is to pave the way for changes in the arrangements for the swearing of members.
At present, only the regional emblem is hung in the Chamber of the Legislative Council. If the new member of the Council is required to swear an oath, a large national emblem must be installed.
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It is also possible to establish a system called the Political General Assembly and Government House
Some formed members pointed out that the government has not notified the Legislative Council of the oath arrangement, but it is not expected that the oath will be taken in the Chamber of the Legislative Council. They think that the Government Headquarters, Government House, etc. are also feasible.
In the past, all members of the Legislative Council were administered by the Secretary-General of the Legislative Council, but the revised "Public Officials Oaths Ordinance" stipulates that the members of the Legislative Council will be replaced by the Chief Executive or a person authorized by the Chief Executive to administer oaths.
It is understood that Members have the opportunity to be authorized by the Chief Secretary to administer oaths.
The general election of the Legislative Council will be held on December 19 this year. Members of the new Legislative Council will take office on January 1 next year. It is understood that the first Legislative Council meeting is expected to be held on January 12. Members must complete the oath before attending the first meeting. In other words , The swearing-in ceremony of the Legislative Council members needs to be completed within about 12 days.
The Legislative Council is sworn to move to Government House?
The rules of procedure are to be revised and the new chairman will be born before the period