Liaison Office, HKMAO congratulate Macao SAR on smooth Legislative Assembly election
The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Monday (Sept. 13) extended congratulations on the smooth legislative election and the new Legislative Assembly to be formed in the Macao SAR.
The seventh Legislative Assembly election held in the Macao SAR on Sunday has fully implemented the fundamental principle of "patriots administering Macao," said a spokesperson with the liaison office.
The candidates have shown their duties of loving the motherland and loving Macao, and actively made preparations and participated in the election, said the spokesperson. All sectors of the Macao society and Macao residents cherished their democratic rights and actively cast their ballots, according to the spokesperson.
The whole election process has vividly shown the full and faithful implementation of the "one country, two systems" policy, under which the people of Macao govern Macao, with a high degree of autonomy in the region, the spokesperson added.
Hailing that the Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin would offer broad space for Macao SAR to better integrate into the Chinese mainland's development, the spokesperson said the "one country, two systems" practice in Macao embraces major development opportunities.
Also in a statement issued Monday, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) extended congratulations to the Macao SAR on the election.
As the legislative body of Macao SAR, the Legislative Assembly has a great role to play in fully and faithfully implementing the "one country, two systems" policy and promoting a moderately diversified economy in the Macao SAR, the HKMAO spokesperson said.
It also plays a role in resolving problems concerning people's livelihood and deepening cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Macao in various fields, the spokesperson added.
"We hope the elected members of the Macao SAR Legislative Assembly could live up to the trust of Macao residents, earnestly perform their duties and actively support the Macao SAR government to exercise law-based governance," said the spokesperson.