Macau: Political System
The Macau form of government has limited democratic elements. According to
the motto "one country has two systems", the country enjoys relative freedom of
movement towards China. Only defense and foreign policy are centrally determined
by China, in accordance with the Basic Law of 1993.
Macau has been a Special Administrative Region of the Republic of China since
it was handed over to China on December 20, 1999.
The head of government ("Chief Executive") of the Special Administrative
Region is elected for a term of five years, with one opportunity for
re-election. It is elected by an electoral body of 200 to 300 members. The
committee is composed of representatives from business, employee representatives
and cultural workers.
The Chinese central government then appoints the head of government.
In turn, he appoints the members of the Executive Council, the Cabinet, which
consists of five ministers, two members of parliament and three influential
The Legislative Council, the parliament, which can only decide on budgetary
issues, consists of 23 members.
The voting age is 18 years.
The legal system is still based on the Portuguese system today.
According to Digopaul.com,
the official name of the country is:
|Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic
According to Countryaah.com, the national anthem of Macau is the national anthem of China. You can find
more information about the hymn under China. In the English translation it
|"March of the Volunteers"
No longer slaves!
The great wall rebuilt
from our flesh and blood.
China's people in great distress.
The last cry of the suppressed:
Stand up! Rise!
With a thousand bodies, one heart in spite of the enemy cannons:
Forward! Forward! Ahead!
Macau: People we know
Politicians and rulers
Dr. Edmud Ho Hau-wah (born 1955)
First Chief Executive of Macau after the handover to China at the end of 1999.
Theologians and philosophers
- Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) Jesuit missionary
- Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1592 - 1666) Jesuit
- Saint Francis Xavier (Don Francisco Javier de Jassu y
The Jesuit missionary, b. on April 7, 1506 in Spain, died on December 3,
1552 in Canton/China, was one of the first missionaries in Asia. When
Igatius von Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1534, Franz Xavier was one of
the founding members. He was buried in Goa in the church of the monastery of
Bom Jesus. One of his arms was taken to the Al Gesł church in Rome in 1615