Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region/Annex II

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Annex II[edit]

Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region

1. In the first term, the Legislative Council shall be formed in accordance with the " Decision of the National People's Congress on the Method for the Formation of the First Government, the First Legislative Council and the First Judiciary of the Macao Special Administrative Region".

The Legislative Council in the second term shall be composed of 27:

Members directly returned: 10

Members indirectly returned: 10

Appointed members: 7

The Legislative Council in the third and subsequent terms shall be composed of 29:

Members directly returned: 12

Members indirectly returned: 10

Appointed members: 7

2. The method for electing members of the Legislative Council shall be specified by an electoral law introduced by the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region and passed by the Legislative Council.

3. If there is a need to change the method for forming the Legislative Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region in and after 2009, such amendments must be made with the endorsement of a two-thirds majority of all the members of the Council and the consent of the Chief Executive, and they shall be reported to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for the record.