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Legislative Assembly of Macau
Special Administrative Region

Assembleia Legislativa da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau
6th Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Kou Hoi In
since 17 July 2019
Vice President
Chui Sai Cheong
since 16 October 2017
First Secretary
Kou Hoi In
since 16 October 2017
Second Secretary
Chan Hong
since 16 October 2017
Political groups
Pro-Beijing (30)
  •   ACUM (3)
  •   UPD (2)
  •   UGM (2)
  •   UNIPRO (2)
  •   AGMM (2)
  •   Indirectly elected (12)
  •   Appointed (7)
Pro-democracy (2)
Centrist (1)
Last election
12 September 2021
Meeting place
Macau Legislative Assembly Building, 1 Praça da Assembleia Legislativa, , Macau Special Administrative Region
Legislative Assembly
Traditional Chinese立法會
Simplified Chinese立法会
Portuguese name
PortugueseAssembleia Legislativa

The Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administrative Region[a][b] is the organ of the legislative branch of Macau. It is a 33-member body comprising 14 directly elected members, 12 indirectly elected members representing functional constituencies and 7 members appointed by the chief executive. It is located at .


The assembly has the following charter:

  1. To enact, amend, suspend or repeal laws;
  2. To examine and approve budgets; and examine the report on audit;
  3. To decide on taxation and approve debts to be undertaken by the government
  4. To debate the policy addresses by the Chief Executive;
  5. To debate any issue concerning public interests;
  6. To receive and handle complaints from Macau residents

Election results

For the latest election, see 2021 Macanese legislative election.

Legislative assembly buildings

The assembly sits at a special Legislative Assembly building, a modern three-storey structure located in the Nam Van area.

From 1784 to 1999, the Assembly met at the Leal Senado Building.

Selection methods

According to Annex II of the Basic Law of Macau, the first Legislative Assembly following the establishment of the special administrative region would be constituted in accordance with the Decision of the National People's Congress on the Methodology for the Formation of the First Government, the First Legislative Assembly and the Judicial Bodies of the Macau Special Administrative Region – i.e., 23 members: 8 directly elected, 8 indirectly elected and 7 appointed members.[2][3]

The second Legislative Assembly would be composed of 27 members: 10 directly elected, 10 indirectly elected and 7 appointed members.[4]

In accordance with Annex II, the number of directly elected legislators for the third Legislative Assembly increased from 10 to 12 in 2005, bringing the number of legislators to 29. After 2009, the selection of the Chief Executive may be changed by endorsement of the Legislative Assembly and approval by the National People's Congress Standing Committee. Following 2012 reforms, the Legislative Assembly is now composed of 33 members: 14 directly elected, 12 indirectly elected and 7 appointed members.


Composition of the Legislative Council (2013-)
Number of
Returned by Voting Method Number of
Voters (2021)
Direct Suffrage 14 Popular Vote Proportional representation
(highest averages method: D'Hondt method)
Indirect Suffrage 12 Electors nominated by legal
persons of specified sectors
Nominated Members 7 Nominated by
the Chief Executive
Term (Election) Diagram Composition
(at commencement)
Speaker Pro-Beijing Pro-democracy Centrist
1st (1999) 1:22

Susana Chou 22 1
2nd (2001) 2:25

Susana Chou 25 2
3rd (2005) 3:26

Susana Chou 26 3
4th (2009) 4:25

Lau Cheok-vá 25 4
5th (2013) 4:29

Ho Iat-seng 29 4
6th (2017) 4:1:28

Ho Iat-seng (2017–19)
Chui Sai-cheong (2019)
Kou Hoi-in (2019–)
28 4 1
7th (2021) 2:1:30

Kou Hoi-in 30 2 1

See also


  1. ^ Sometimes translated in English as the Legislative Council, as in a translation provided by the Printing Bureau of the territory's Basic Law. [1]
  2. ^ Chinese: 澳門特別行政區立法會; Portuguese: Assembleia Legislativa da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau


  1. ^ FNunes. "Translation of the Basic Law of Macao on Macao's government website". Bo.io.gov.mo. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. ^ 全国人民代表大会关于澳门特别行政区第一届政府、立法会和司法机关产生办法的决定 [Decision of the National People's Congress on the Methods for the Formation of the First Government, Legislative Assembly and Judicial Organs of the Macau Special Administrative Region] (in Chinese). Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via www.npc.gov.cn.
  3. ^ "Decisão da Assembleia Popular Nacional relativa à Metodologia para a Formação do Primeiro Governo, da Primeira Assembleia Legislativa e dos Órgãos Judiciais da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" [Decision of the National People's Congress on the Methodology for the Formation of the First Government, the First Legislative Assembly and the Judicial Bodies of the Macau Special Administrative Region] (in Portuguese) – via Imprensa Oficial.
  4. ^ Basic Law, Annex II

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