What Is The Hong Kong Agreement

[22] The pressure for political reform increased after the 1991 Legco elections, when 18 of the 20 directly elected seats were won by the United Democrats and other liberal candidates. The new (and last) governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, has therefore tried to increase the participation of the population in the political process while remaining within the framework of the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. In October 1992, Patten proposed that in addition to the 20 directly elected seats, functional constituencies be elected by Hong Kong`s entire workforce of 2.7 million people and that there be direct elections to the Territory`s municipal bodies.

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