Legislative Council of Hong Kong
The Legislative Council (Chinese: 立法會) or the LegCo is the unicameral legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.The meetings of the Legislative Council is held at Legislative Council Complex since 2011. It has 70 members in which 35 returned from geographical constituencies plus 5 from a District Council functional constituency by direct elections; and 30 returned from other functional constituencies by indirect elections. Under the Articles 66 to 79 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong, the main functions of the Legislative Council are to enact, amend or repeal laws; examine and approve budgets, taxation and public expenditure; and raise questions on the work of the government. In addition, the Legislative Council is also given the power to endorse the appointment and removal of the judges of the Court of Final Appeal and the Chief Judge of the High Court, as well as the power to impeach the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.Article 68 of the Basic Law states the ultimate aim is the election of all the members of the Legislative Council by universal suffrage. Together with the similar article for Chief Executive, Article 68 has helped make universal suffrage of the Legislative Council and Chief Executive the most dominant issue of Hong Kong politics.