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  1. More democratic poll in 2012 called for in report to British MPs

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the elections of the chief executive in 2017 and the Legislative Council in 2020,' wrote Mr Miliband, who also welcomed the Hong Kong government's 'determination to achieve ... executive in 2017 would be addressed by the administration that took over in 2012, and the model for electing lawmakers in 2020 would be addressed by the government that took over in 2017 ...

  2. Bar set low for 'referendum' on suffrage

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... if that is not possible, a pledge by Beijing that genuine universal suffrage will be introduced for electing the chief executive in 2017 and all members of Legco in 2020. But the two groups agreed that whether ... there is no way they can lose. They will admit failure only if they get fewer votes than their main rivals in the by-elections and the turnout is more than 50 per cent. That makes it hard for them ...

  3. Another moderate gets an invite

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for the Civic Party following its call for the resignation of all 23 pan-democratic legislators if the government failed to come up with a road map for electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. The Civic Party's Ronny Tong Ka-wah, who was invited to the 55th anniversary celebrations, said Beijing would have missed an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the democrats ...

  4. March turnout reflects cooler political climate

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been largely pacified by the central government's offer to introduce full election for the chief executive post in 2017 and perhaps for all Legco seats in 2020. As a result, many ... just two months before the Legislative Council election. It was vital to use the occasion to gather momentum ahead of the polls. But if this was the case, there was some consolation ...

  5. What a difference four years can make at the ballot box

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for elections in 2007 and 2008. The target date was changed to 2012 in its 2004 Legco election campaign. Now, the party says it backs Beijing's timetable of 2017 for the chief executive and 2020 ... for electing the chief executive and Legco by universal suffrage in 2012, while allowing it for the chief executive in 2017 and for Legco by 2020 at the earliest. With universal suffrage so near, yet ...

  6. Philippine national elections

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay What? What's happened? Senator Benigno Aquino has won the Philippine presidential election by a landslide. The national polls were held to fill nearly 18,000 posts, from ... Ferdinand's widow, has won a seat in the congress. When? The elections were held on Monday. Where? Where is this place? The Philippine Islands used to be a Spanish colony in the 16th century. After ...

  7. Chilling echoes of the past in Philippine election

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Millions are expected to vote today in an election that eerily recalls the 1986 snap polls in tension and excitement. The election 24 years ago, which was marked ... as he stepped off a plane in Manila. His mission was to run against Marcos in the election, and the Aquino family believes he was the mastermind. The young Aquino made a campaign promise ...

  8. KMT faces fresh tests after battering in local elections

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The battering received by the ruling Kuomintang in local elections early this month could have far-reaching consequences for the party, academics say. The litmus test will be legislative by-elections early next year. A loss of two seats to the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party would undermine the power base of Taiwanese President Ma ...

  9. Local elections seen as midterm test for Taiwanese leader

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Some seven million Taiwanese voters in 17 cities and counties go to the polls on Saturday to elect local government heads, in a race seen as a midterm test of the ruling Kuomintang government. Although the elections are on the local level, their result could have an impact on President Ma Ying-jeou's re-election bid in 2012 and his mainland-engagement ...

  10. Public mood signals summer of discontent

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... over the past year could cause some jitters in Zhongnanhai. Despite Beijing having signalled in December its lack of opposition to universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 ... for candidates in the chief executive election has reinforced fears about so-called 'fake' democracy. Relations between Mr Tsang and the pan-democratic camp, meanwhile, have shown no signs ...




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