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Hong Kong legislative election
The LEGCO is governed by Article 73 of the Basic Law, the Legislative ouncil of the HKSAR exercises the following powers and functions.
The Council meets every Wednesday afternoon in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building to conduct its business while in session.
They can be held either at the expiry of a term (every four years) or if the Chief Executive dissolves the legislature and calls a new election.
The last was held in 2004 and the next will be in 2008 .
Members of the Legislative Council also play important functions of scrutinizing bills, controlling public expenditure and monitoring Government's performance.
The LEGCO also has Legislative Council Redress System to receive and handle complaints from members of the public who are aggrieved by Government actions or policies.
The LEGCO elections have been mocked as a weak attempt at democracy and lacks the power to make laws and be the voice of the people of Hong Kong. Even prior to the handover in 1997, the LEGCO played a lesser role to the powerful Executive Council (EXCO) as the real corridor of power in Hong Kong.
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