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HK to have 214 District Council seats vacant by next week

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Friday announced that a total of 214 elected seats will become vacant by next week in the city’s 18 District Councils.

In a statement, the government said the vacancies were due to resignation of elected members and, based on the District Councils Ordinance, their seats will be considered vacant on the date of their resignation.   

The district council of Wong Tai Sin has 20 vacancies; followed by Sha Tin (18 vacancies); Yuen Long and Eastern (each has 16 vacancies); Tuen Mun, Sham Sui Po, and Sai Kung (14 each); Southern (12); Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong (9 each), North and Tsuen Wan (8 each); Central and Western (7); Wan Chai (6); and the Islands District (3).

Kwun Tong will have 19 vacancies with two councilors resigning on July 18, one on July 19, and 3 on July 20. Kwai Tsing will have 16 vacancies by July 20 with one councilor resigning that day while Tai Po will have 5 vacancies by July 21.

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