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Hong Kong Democrats May Challenge Election of Leung, SCMP Says

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June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s Democratic Party plans to ask the High Court to allow it to challenge the election of Leung Chun-ying as the city’s new leader because he misled the public about illegal structures at his home during his campaign, the South China Morning Post reported today, citing Albert Ho, the party’s chairman.

The party will ask the court to allow it to file an election petition, a judicial review, or both, Ho said, according to the report. In terms of the city’s laws, a petition needs to be submitted within seven days of the election result being declared, and a judicial review in fewer than 30 days, the report said. The winner of the poll was announced on March 25.

The court may use discretion to accept late requests, Ho said, according to the Morning Post.

The city’s Building Department last week found five unauthorized structures at Leung’s house, the government said in a June 22 statement. The chief executive-elect, who will take office July 1, said yesterday that he was “disappointed in himself” and was unaware that the structures were illegal.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marco Lui in Hong Kong at mlui11@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stanley James at sjames8@bloomberg.net

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