List of Macanese Chief Executive elections

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This is a list of elections of the Chief Executive of Macau. Such elections are held every five years to Chief Executive of Macau. There are total of five Chief Executive elections in Macau since 1999.

1999 Macau Chief Executive election[edit]

1999 Macau Chief Executive election

15 May 1999 2004 →

200 members of the Selection Committee (actually 199 members)
101 votes needed to win
  Edmond Ho 1968.jpg
Nominee Edmund Ho Hau Wah Stanley Au Chong Kit
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 163 34
Percentage 81.90% 18.09%

Elected Chief Executive

Edmund Ho Hau Wah
Nonpartisan

  • Election date: 15 May 1999
e • d Summary of the 1999 Macanese Chief Executive election result
Candidates Parties Votes %
Edmund Ho Hau Wah Non-partisan 163 81.90%
Stanley Au Chong Kit Non-partisan 34 18.09%
Total 197 100%
Valid votes 197 98.5%
Invalid votes 0 0%
Blank votes 2 1.00%
Votes cast / turnout 199 99.50%
Eligible voters 200
Source: China.cn 1999年5月15日 何厚铧当选澳门特区首任行政长官

2004 Macau Chief Executive election[edit]

2004 Macau Chief Executive election

← 1999 29 August 2004 2009 →

300 seats of the Chief Executive Election Committee (actually 299 members)
151 votes needed to win
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Nominee Edmund Ho Hau Wah
Party Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 296
Percentage 98.67%

Chief Executive before election

Edmund Ho Hau Wah
Nonpartisan

Elected Chief Executive

Edmund Ho Hau Wah
Nonpartisan

  • Election date: 29 August 2004
e • d Summary of the 2004 Macanese Chief Executive election result
Candidates Parties Votes %
Edmund Ho Hau Wah Non-partisan 296 98.67%
Total 296 100%
Valid votes 296 98.67%
Invalid votes 0 0%
Blank votes 3 1.33%
Votes cast / turnout 299 99.67%
Eligible voters 300
Source: Official results by Electoral Affairs Commission of Macau.

2009 Macau Chief Executive election[edit]

2009 Macau Chief Executive election

← 2004 26 July 2009 2014 →

300 seats of the Chief Executive Election Committee (actually 296 members)
151 votes needed to win
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Nominee Fernando Chui Sai On
Party Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 282
Percentage 95.27%

Chief Executive before election

Edmund Ho Hau Wah
Nonpartisan

Elected Chief Executive

Fernando Chui Sai On
Nonpartisan

  • Election date: 26 July 2009
e • d Summary of the 2009 Macanese Chief Executive election result
Candidates Parties Votes %
Fernando Chui Sai On Non-partisan 282 95.27%
Total 282 100%
Valid votes 282 92.76%
Invalid votes 0 0%
Blank votes 14 4.73%
Votes cast / turnout 296 98.67%
Eligible voters 300
Source: Official results by Electoral Affairs Commission of Macau.

2014 Macau Chief Executive election[edit]

2014 Macau Chief Executive election

← 2009 31 August 2014 2019 →

400 seats of the Chief Executive Election Committee (actually 396 members)
201 votes needed to win
  Fernando Chui Sai On.jpg
Nominee Fernando Chui Sai On
Party Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 380
Percentage 95.96%

Chief Executive before election

Fernando Chui Sai On
Nonpartisan

Elected Chief Executive

Fernando Chui Sai On
Nonpartisan

  • Election date: 31 August 2014

On the 16 July 2014 current Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On announced his bid for reelection for CE office and promised "a relatively radical change" within his government. No other candidates has announced any intention to run for the CE office.[1] On the 21 July, CE Fernando Chui Sai On was able to secure more than 66 electoral colleges. [2] On 31 August 2014, Fernando Chui Sai On was re-elected unopposed with total of 380 electoral college with 95.96% of total votes. Fernando Chui Sai On promised to take opinions from more public and civil group he also stated he will fulfill all he promises during his campaign however he stayed muted about the new secretaries.[3] During the election New Macau Association held rallies against the small circle undemocratic CE election and release 'unofficial' electoral reform referendum over the next CE election. A total of 8,688 locals voted in an referendum on the electoral reform.[4] The referendum was deemed illegal and breached of privacy by the Government of Macau.[5]

e • d Summary of the 2014 Macanese Chief Executive election result
Candidates Parties Votes %
Fernando Chui Sai On Non-partisan 380 95.96%
Total 380 100%
Valid votes 380 95.96%
Invalid votes 3 3.28%
Blank votes 13 0.76%
Votes cast / turnout 396 99.00%
Eligible voters 400
Source: Official results by the General Audit Committee

2019 Macau Chief Executive election[edit]

2019 Macau Chief Executive election

← 2014 25 August 2019

400 members of the Chief Executive Election Committee
201 votes needed to win
  Ho Iat Seng.jpg
Nominee Ho Iat Seng
Party Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 392
Percentage 98%

Chief Executive before election

Fernando Chui Sai On
Nonpartisan

Elected Chief Executive

Ho Iat Seng
Nonpartisan

  • Election date: 25 August 2019

On the 18 April 2019 the third President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau Ho Iat Seng announced his bid for CE office and tendered his resignation as the President of AL, Member of AL, Member of the NPCSC, and the 400 members Election Committee for the Chief Executive of Macau which was temporary reduced to 399 members.[6] On 23 April the Chairman of the NPCSC Li Zhanshu formally accepted Ho's resignation from the NPCSC.[7] On 5 July 2019, Ho officially resigned from Legislative Assembly of Macau as President and Member of AL.[8] On 23 June 2019, Ho was able to secure 378 electoral colleges becoming the sole candidate for CE,[9] then appointed by Li Keqiang, Premier of China.[10] The pro-democracy camp voices discontentment over the "small circle" undemocratic nature of the CE election. [11]

e • d Summary of the 2019 Macanese Chief Executive election result
Candidates Parties Votes %
Ho Iat Seng Non-partisan 392 98.00%
Total 392 100%
Valid votes 392 98.00%
Invalid votes 1 0.25%
Blank votes 7 1.75%
Votes cast / turnout 400 100.00%
Eligible voters 400
Source: Official results by the General Audit Committee

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pinto, Catarina. "Chui Sai On promises 'relatively radical change' in team of secretaries". macaudailytimes.com.mo/. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ "BRIEFS: Chui Sai On already with more than 66 nominations". http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 25 July 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Pedro Lau, João. "CHUI RE-ELECTED, NO NEWS ON NEW SECRETARIES". macaudailytimes.com.mo. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ Yu, Grace. "Over 8,600 vote in unofficial referendum". macaudailytimes.com.mo. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  5. ^ Pinto, Catarina; Pedro Lau, João. "Jason Chao and referendum volunteers detained over alleged privacy breach". macaudailytimes.com.mo. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  6. ^ Zhu, Julie. "Ho Iat Seng's resignation accepted, gears up for CE candidacy". Macau Daily Times. Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. ^ Cheung, Tony. "China's top legislative body accepts resignation of Macau deputy Ho Iat-seng, paving way for him to become casino hub's next leader". SCMP. South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ Wong, Jane. "Ho Iat Seng officially resigns from AL president to run for CE position". Macau Business. MNA. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Ho Iat Seng to run unopposed for Macau top job". GGR Asia. GGR Asia. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Premier Li signs decree to appoint Ho Iat Seng as Macao SAR chief executive". Xinhua News. 2019-09-05.
  11. ^ Wong, Jane. "New Macau Association protests "small circle" Electoral Committee election". Macau Business. Macau Business. Retrieved 21 August 2019.

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