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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam in Shanghai and Tony Cheung But in a meeting with lawmakers, mainland officials reject possibility of public or parties putting forward names for chief executive Pan-dems not ruled out of 2017 election Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017. But there is no possibility of public nomination ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Henry Tang urges realistic proposal for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:18pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Former chief secretary and the beaten front runner in 2012 suggests reforms should be conservative to ensure Beijing's blessing 2017 election proposal must be realistic: Tang Beaten chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has warned Hongkongers to expect a "tightly regulated" election in 2017 as he put forward electoral reform ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Top HKU legal scholars split over democracy expert's plan for 2017 election

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of Hong Kong are split on a suggestion by a prominent international democracy scholar that the 70-strong legislature should become the nominating body for the chief executive election in 2017 ... of the city's mini-constitution was to create a nominating committee that was different from Legco and similar to the 1,193-strong election committee that chose Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Dual track’ nomination system for 2017 Chief Executive election proposed by law scholar

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:57am by Stuart Lau

    ... plan to give public a voice The public should be allowed to suggest hopefuls for the chief executive election to the nominating committee, who would then vote on whether to make them official ... suggested two ways for anyone to become a candidate for the top job in 2017. Under Young's first option, a prospective candidate who gathered signatures of support from at least 5,000 members ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liberal academics push compromise plan for 2017 election without public nomination

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Liberal academics push compromise 2017 plan A group of 18 liberal-minded academics, including the head of the government's fund to fight poverty, will unveil a compromise proposal this week in the hope of making the 2017 chief executive election more democratic. The blueprint, spearheaded by the vice-chairman of the SynergyNet think tank, Dr ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ray of hope as focus shifts to key issues for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Mike Rowse

    ... representative and, by 2017, we will know who they all are. Moreover, in the next cycle of elections, voters will know about this new responsibility being thrust on their shoulders. The thresholds ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says focus on nominating committeeis cause for optimism Ray of hope as we get down to the nitty-gritty for 2017 Like shafts of sunlight bursting through the clouds ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan puts forward plan for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:01pm by Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Ex-chief secretary tables reform scheme featuring an enlarged nominating committee, and including 317 directly elected members Anson Chan puts forward plan for 2017 election A former chief secretary has tabled a political reform proposal omitting the pan-democrats' call for the public to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawyer Alan Hoo suggests alternative track for 2017 election hopefuls

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... members of the public could put forward candidates for an internal election in the nominating committee. The 2017 poll is due to be the first run under universal suffrage, but the nomination ... suggests a new track for 2017 hopefuls The public can get a role in nominating candidates for chief executive in 2017 without breaching the Basic Law stipulation that only a "nominating ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing not ready to lay down law on 2017 election

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... not ready to lay down law on 2017 election Beijing is unlikely to make any "decisive" move on Hong Kong's electoral reform because a consultation exercise is still ongoing ... delegates on matters relating to the reforms due to be introduced in time for the 2017 chief executive election. Tam, a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government yet to convince on its case for 2017 nomination process

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 06:26pm by Suzanne Pepper

    ... Kwok-keung has argued in effect that only the existing Election Committee recast as a nominating committee will do for the 2017 chief executive election. Public participation, he said, would ... the government's consultation document summation. Two points need explaining. One concerns the route whereby the Election Committee is presented as the sole basis for the 2017 nominating committee. Another ...




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