MACAO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Macao's sixth legislative election has completed the audit process of vote counting, and despite a few dozens of ballots being recognized as invalid, the result of election remained unchanged, an election audit committee said on Tuesday.
Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Legislative Election General Auditing Committee announced that there are 39 spoiled ballots recognized as invalid after auditing. According to the final result, there are 174,872 eligible voters casting their votes and 172,628 ballots are valid.
The elected members of the sixth Legislative Assembly remain unchanged compared with the preliminary result, which showed that 14 candidates won the directly-elected seats, and 12 won the indirectly-elected seats.
After receiving the audited vote counting of direct and indirect election, the SAR chief executive will appoint another seven seats, adding the total seat number of the sixth Legislative Assembly to 33.
In line with the Basic Law, the new legislature is composed of 33 seats including 14 directly-elected seats, 12 indirectly-elected seats, and seven others which will be appointed by the SAR chief executive.
The term of office of the sixth Legislative Assembly is four years, which will start in October 2017.