480 applicants for Macau NPC deputies


A total of 480 are being qualified to take part in the election of becoming Macau’s deputies of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), Xinhua reported.
The number of eligible candidates increased by 100 people vis-a-vis 380 in the12th election.
12 deputies will be chosen and approved by the NPC, and the selected deputies will be taking the seats for five years.
The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, who was one of the 12 deputies, decided not to run in the coming NPC deputies election congress.
Other deputies include the chairman of the Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, legislators Jose Chui Sai Peng and Kou Hoi In, Lei Pui Lam, Chio Ngan Ieng, Paula Ling Hsiao Yun, Io Hong Meng, Leong Iok Wa, Lok Po, Lau Cheok Va and Lao Ngai Leong.