Watch this: Postponing LegCo poll to ensure fairness and protect public health, says Carrie Lam
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Friday (July 31) announced the postponement of the 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) General Election of the HKSAR due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Lam spoke in a press conference this afternoon, saying the decision was difficult but necessary to ensure a fair and open election of the city's legislature.
The election was originally scheduled for Sept. 6, 2020.
Lam also took questions from the press. She was asked whether it’s necessary to postpone the election, comparing to elections that are going on in other countries and regions. Watch the video to find out more details.