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HONG KONG - Any legal challenge against the move to delay the polls to elect a new parliament in the city would likely be unsuccessful, and lasting changes to the electoral process are to be expected, political observers said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Professor Albert Chen Hung Yee, a member of the Basic Law Committee that falls under China's top law-making body, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), told The Straits Times that while it is possible that some may challenge in Hong Kong courts the emergency law used by Chief Executive Carrie Lam to delay the polls, the likelihood of a successful challenge is quite low.
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