Edward Leung Tin-kei, one of the five candidates who was barred from running in the LegCo election for their political stances, has said he will lodge an election petition to challenge the decision to reject his nomination after election results are gazetted. A media liaison assistant for Andy Chan Ho-tin, the Hong Kong National Party convenor who was barred from the election for advocating Hong Kong independence, told HKFP that Chan may also lodge an election petition after the results are printed in the gazette, the Hong Kong government’s official record. Their petitions, if successful, may overturn the results and trigger re-elections for Legislative Council seats, at least in the constituencies they were originally nominated in.
… Nakade Hitsujiko, another candidate barred from running in the same area, wrote on social media that he will not actively lodge an election petition, but he will be happy to see Chan lodging one.
Former lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan, also a lawyer, said the operation of the new legislative term would not be affected while the petition is being handled, reportedStand News.
He said there is a high chance the petition will go through – which may trigger a re-election – but he added that a lot of factors will be in play, including potential interference from the central government. He can’t anticipate the final result, Ho said.