he election of members of an election committee of the chief executive of China’s Macao Spec
ial Administrative Region (SAR) is scheduled for June 16, the government of the Macao SAR said on Monday.
According to the Basic Law of the Macao SAR, the chief executive, with a five-year te
nure for each term, shall be elected by a broadly representative election com
mittee in accordance with the law and appointed by the central government.
The election committee consists of 400 members from four sectors, including the industrial, commercial and financial sect
or; the cultural, educational, professional and sports sector; and the labor, social services and religion sector.
The committee also includes members of the Legislative Assembly of Macao, Macao dep
uties to the National People’s Congress and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Poli
tical Consultative Conference, and members of local departments and organizations.
In an interview with CBS News that aired Sunday, US President Donald Trump refused to commit to making special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report public.
During the interview, Trump said the decision would be made by his attorney general.
“Totally up to the attorney general,” Trump said. “I don’t know. It depends.”
“I have no idea what it’s going to say,” the president said of the Mueller report. “There was
no collusion. There was no obstruction. There was no nothing. (It) doesn’t implicate me in any way, but I think it’s a disgrace.”
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said last week that the Russia investigatio
n led by Mueller is “close to being completed,” although there has been no confirmation of this from the special counsel’s office.
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department, William Barr, until Feb. 7.
During his confirmation hearing last month, Barr said that Mueller’s findings in the Russ
ia investigation will be confidential but that he supports their release to the public.