Provisional Legislative Council

The Provisional Legislative Council (PLC) was the interim legislature of Hong Kong that operated from 1997 to 1998. The legislature was founded in Guangzhou and sat in Shenzhen from 1996 (with offices in Hong Kong) until the handover in 1997 and moved to Hong Kong to serve as the temporary replacement of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It was established by the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by resolution at its Second Plenary Session on 24 March 1996. The 60 members of the PLC were elected on 21 December 1996 by the 400-member Selection Committee for the First Government of the HKSAR, which also elected the first Chief Executive. The official start date for this council was on 25 January 1997.[1]

Provisional Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Established25 January 1997
Disbanded30 June 1998
Preceded byColonial Legislative Council
Succeeded byLegislative Council HKSAR
Plurality-at-large by Selection Committee
Meeting place
Huaxia Art Centre (February–June 1997)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 July 1997)
Legislative Council Building (1 July 1997 – 30 June 1998)
Provisional Legislative Council
Traditional Chinese香港特別行政區臨時立法會
Simplified Chinese香港特别行政区临时立法会