Legislative Assembly of Macau

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Legislative Assembly of Macau

Assembleia Legislativa de Macau
澳門立法會

Oumùhn Laahpfaat Wúih
6th Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Vacant
Vice President
Chui Sai Cheong
since 16 October 2017
First Secretary
Kou Hoi In
since 16 October 2017
Second Secretary
Chan Hong
since 16 October 2017
Structure
Seats33
Macau Legislative Assembly 2013-2017.svg
Political groups
Pro-Beijing (29)

     ACUM (3)
     UMG (2)
     UPP (2)
     MUDM (1)
     UPD (1)
     Mudar (1)
     OMKC (4)
     OMCY (3)
     CCCAE (2)
     União Excelente (2)
     APSSE (1)
     CE Appointments (7)

Pro-democracy (4)

     AMN (2)
     NE (2)
Elections
Last election
17 September 2017
Meeting place
Macau AL Meeting Room.jpg
Macau Legislative Assembly Building
Website
al.gov.mo
Legislative Assembly
Assembleia Legislativa.jpg
Traditional Chinese立法會
Simplified Chinese立法会

The Legislative Assembly (AL; Portuguese: Assembleia Legislativa; Traditional Chinese: 立法會; Simplified Chinese: 立法会) is the organ of the legislative branch of Macau. It is a 33-member body comprising 14 directly elected members, 12 indirectly elected members representing functional constituencies and 7 members appointed by the chief executive. It is located at .

It is also known in English as the Legislative Council of Macao, according to the official translation of the territory's basic law.[1]

Charter[edit]

The Assembly has the following charter:

  1. To enact, amend, suspend or repeal laws;
  2. To examine and approve budgets; and examine the report on audit;
  3. To decide on taxation and approve debts to be undertaken by the government
  4. To debate the policy addresses by the Chief Executive;
  5. To debate any issue concerning public interests;
  6. To receive and handle complaints from Macau residents

Election results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 17 September 2017 Legislative Assembly of Macau election results[2]
Political affiliation
Popular votes
% of Votes
Change in
% of vote
Seats
Net change
in seats
Pro-Beijing camp
20 Macau-Guangdong Union (UMG) 17,214 9.97 Decrease1.12 2 Steady
16 Union for Development (UPD) 16,696 9.67 Increase1.50 2 Increase1
9 Macau United Citizens' Association (ACUM) - List 1 14,879 8.62 Decrease9.40 1 Decrease2
2 Progress Promotion Union (UPP) - List 1 12,340 7.15 Decrease3.65 1 Decrease1
14 New Macau Development Union (NUDM) 10,452 6.05 Decrease2.89 1 Steady
8 Macau Citizens’ Development Association (ACDM) - ACUM List 2 10,103 5.85 N/A 1 Increase1
11 Alliance for a Happy Home (ABL) - UPP List 2 9,496 5.50 N/A 1 Increase1
18 Alliance for Change (Mudar) 8,186 4.74 Decrease1.24 0 Decrease1
Pro-democracy camp
6 New Hope (NE) 14,386 8.33 Decrease0.63 1 Decrease1
13 New Democratic Macau Association (ANMD) 11,381 6.59 Increase0.56 1 Steady
3 Democratic Prosperous Macau Association (APMD) - ANM List 1 10,080 5.84 Decrease1.66 1 Steady
7 New Macau Progressives (ANPM) - ANM List 2 9,213 5.34 N/A 1 Increase1
19 United Citizens for Building Macau Association (ACUCM) 904 0.52 N/A 0 Steady
23 Association of Macau Activism for Democracy (ID) 279 0.16 Decrease 0.47 0 Steady
1 New Ideals of Macau (NIM) 199 0.12 N/A 0 Steady
Centrists
4 Civic Watch (Cívico) 9,590 5.56 Increase1.99 1 Increase1
No legislative representation
15 Synergy Power (PS) 7,162 4.15 N/A 0 Steady
25 Front Line of Casino Workers (LFTC) 3,126 1.81 N/A 0 Steady
24 Pearl Horizon Buyers’ Rights Defence Union (UPHDD) 2,399 1.39 N/A 0 Steady
22 Mutual Help Grassroots (Grassroots) 1,350 0.78 N/A 0 Steady
12 Citizens’ Power (PC) 1,305 0.76 N/A 0 Steady
21 The Aurora of Grassroots (Aurora) 823 0.48 N/A 0 Steady
10 Powers of Political Thought (PPP) 672 0.39 N/A 0 Steady
17 Ou Mun Kong I (OMKI) 393 0.23 N/A 0 Steady
Withdrew
5 Pink Love Citizens (Rosa) Steady
Total and Turnout 174,872 100 14 Steady
Valid votes 172,628 98.72
Invalid votes 1,300 0.74
Blank votes 944 0.54
Eligible voters 305,615
Functional constituencies and appointed members
Macau Union of Employers Interests (OMKC) 781 4 Steady
Federation of Employees Associations (CCCAE) 1,012 2 Steady
1 Macau Union of Medical Professional Interests (UIMM) 205 37.55 N/A 1 Increase1
2 Macau Union of Professional Interests (OMCY) 341 62.45 Decrease37.55 2 Decrease1
Association for Promotion of Social Services and Education (APSSE) 1,559 1 Steady
Excellent Culture and Sport Union (União Excelente) 1,499 2 Steady
Members appointed by the Chief Executive 7 Steady

Legislative Assembly Buildings[edit]

The Assembly sits at a special Legislative Assembly building, a modern three storey structure located in the Nam Van area. The press has reported that the Assembly shall be moving to a new building within the next few years.

From 1784 to 1999, the Assembly met at the Leal Senado Building.

Selection Methods[edit]

According to the Basic Law of Macau, the number of directly elected legislators has increased from 10 to 12 in 2005, bringing the number of legislators to 29. After 2009, the selection of the Chief Executive may be changed by endorsement of the Legislative Assembly and approval by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

To change the method for forming the Legislative Assembly require a endorsement of the assembly, agreement by the Chief Executive, and notification to the NPC Standing Committee. Civic organisations in Macau are not well-developed. The ability of Macau residents to change their government is significantly restricted.

List of Composition sessions[edit]

  supermajority   majority   plurality   minority

Legislative
Assembly
Majority
Camp
Seats President
(Speaker)
Seats Minority
Camp
Total
Seats
1st
(1999)
Pan-establishment camp 22 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz
(Chou Kei Jan)
1 Pro-democracy camp 23
2nd
(2001)
Pan-establishment camp 25 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz
(Chou Kei Jan)
2 Pro-democracy camp 27
3rd
(2005)
Pan-establishment camp 26 Susana Chou Vaz da Luz
(Chou Kei Jan)
3 Pro-democracy camp 29
4th
(2009)
Pan-establishment camp 25 Lau Cheok Vá 4 Pro-democracy camp 29
5th
(2013)
Pan-establishment camp 29 Ho Iat Seng 4 Pro-democracy camp 33
6th
(2017)
Pan-establishment camp 28 Ho Iat Seng 4 Pro-democracy camp 33
1 Centrists

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FNunes. "Translation of the Basic Law of Macao on Macao's government website". Bo.io.gov.mo. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Resultado da Eleição dos Deputados à Assembleia Legislativa da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau por Sufrágio Directo e Indirecto" [Results of the legislative election of the Macau special administrative region by direct and indirect suffrage] (in Portuguese). Printing Bureau of Macau SAR government. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°11′0″N 113°32′23.66″E / 22.18333°N 113.5399056°E / 22.18333; 113.5399056