Parliament of Macau

Legislative Assembly of Macau
Assembleia Legislativa de Macau

Oumùhn Laahpfaat Wúih
9th Legislative Assembly
Type Unicameral
President Ho Iat Seng
Since 16 October 2013
Vice President Lam Heong Sang
Since 16 October 2013
First Secretary Chui Sai Cheong
Since 16 October 2009
Second Secretary Kou Hoi In
Since 20 December 1999
Seats 33
Political groups

Pan-establishment (29)
     ACUM (3)
     UMG (2)
     UPP (2)
     MUDM (1)
     UPD (1)
     Mudar (1)
     OMKC (4)
     OMCY (3)
     CCCAE (2)
     União Excelente (2)
     APSSE (1)
     CE Appointments (7)

Pan-democracy (4)
     AMN (2)

     NE (2)
Last election 15 September 2013
Meeting place
Macau Legislative Assembly Building

The Legislative Assembly or AL (Portuguese: Assembleia Legislativa; Traditional Chinese: 立法會; Simplified Chinese: 立法会) is the organ of the legislative branch of Macau. It is a 29-member body comprising 12 directly elected members, 10 indirectly elected members representing functional constituencies and 7 members appointed by the chief executive.

It is also known in English as the Legislative Council of Macao, according to the official translation of the territory's basic law.[1]


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

Legislative Assembly Buildings

The Assembly sits at a special Legislative Assembly building, a modern three storey structure located in the Nam Van area. The press has reported that the Assembly shall be moving to a new building within the next few years.

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

Selection Methods

According to the Basic Law of Macau, the number of directly elected legislators has increased from 10 to 12 in 2005, bringing the to 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 (NPC) Standing Committee.

To change the method for forming the Legislative Assembly require a endorsement of the assembly, agreement by the Chief Executive, and notification to the NPC Standing Committee. Civic organisations in Macau are not well-developed. The ability of Macau residents to change their government is significantly restricted.

See also


External links

  • Members of the Assembly of Macau (Portuguese)
  • Legislative Assembly of Macau
  • University of Macau

Coordinates: 22°11′0″N 113°32′23.66″E / 22.18333°N 113.5399056°E / 22.18333; 113.5399056

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