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Under Article 71 of the Basic Law, the President of the Legislative Council is elected by and from among Members. The election of the President of the Sixth Legislative Council was held at the first meeting of the Council at the beginning of the new term on 12 October 2016. Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen was elected the President of the Sixth Legislative Council.

In accordance with Article 72 of the Basic Law, the President shall preside over all Council meetings; decide on the agenda and the time of the meetings; call special sessions during the recess and emergency sessions on the request of the Chief Executive; and exercise other powers and functions as prescribed in the Rules of Procedure of the Legislative Council.