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  1. For 2017, let's not forget the importance of being electable

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as they look ahead to the next election in 2017. What went wrong was that Tang turned out not to be acceptable to the people after all. Never mind that this was a small-circle election. To govern ... in planning for the 2017 chief executive election. No doubt Beijing's Plan A will be for Leung to have a successful first stint and earn re-election. But, bearing in mind the events of 2012, ...

  2. It will get a whole lot messier in 2017

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seen elsewhere. Those longing for a gentlemen's contest would do well to prepare for uglier and messier events in 2017 when we finally get to choose our own leader. A freely contested democratic election is more often than not a noisy affair. We are witnessing that to a degree in the US, where the faction-riven opposition Republican Party is choosing its candidate to take ...

  3. Wanted- candidates for Election Committee

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... pan-democrats' participation in the coming chief executive election was crucial for laying the infrastructure for universal suffrage in 2017. 'We hope to force the candidates to face the public, ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pan-democrats are having trouble finding enough candidates to contest seats in the upcoming election of Election Committee members, who will pick the next ...

  4. Election's not for me, Fan says

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Former Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai backed out of standing in the chief executive election following six months of consideration. 'I have little confidence that I could handle the heavy burden of being chief executive till 2017,' the Beijing loyalist, 66, said on Sunday. Fan, a member of the Standing Committee of the National ...

  5. Tang may have edge in race for top job

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... committee members. Separately, Tang said yesterday that the next chief executive would have a 'historical mission' to put universal suffrage into effect at the 2017 election. He said ... that will choose the next chief executive. A total of 262 Election Committee members will be returned in subsectors that are Tang's major support base, more than double those inclined to back Leung. ...

  6. Life with Leung: Hongkongers weigh in on new leader

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... no confidence that he will introduce real universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 but I still hope that it will come true.' Rosa Lo, 40s, beauty therapist 'I cast a blank vote in the mock poll on Saturday and I think this small-circle election couldn't represent my views.' Benny Lam Mou-hung, 33, salesman 'This election couldn't reflect ...

  7. C.Y. rejects call to give public a say on overhaul

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... executive election in 2017. Leung's administration has proposed that the Transport and Housing Bureau and the Development Bureau be restructured to create a housing, planning and lands bureau ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying refused last night to give in to pan-democrat calls for a public consultation on a proposed government restructure, saying ...

  8. Record turnout to choose CE panel

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kah-kit, leader of the Civic Party, who had no chance of winning. The poll yesterday was the last at which most Hongkongers were left as mere spectators, as the next chief executive election, in 2017, will be by universal suffrage. A total of 766 seats in 24 sectors were contested by 1,300 candidates. They will join the 434 uncontested candidates, nominees from the religious sectors ...

  9. Albert Ho's first into race- but 21 don't back him

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2007 that Hong Kong could elect its chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 Eric Cheung Tat-ming was among seven legal-subsector members who has not nominated Ho. Cheung plans to nominate ... the support of all 205 pan-democrats on the Election Committee. Ho handed in 183 nominations- well over the 150 needed- when he registered at the Electoral Affairs Commission in Wan Chai, and said he ...

  10. 'Beijing is not playing favourites in HK top race'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nominations and the March vote. 'Li said he hoped the [election] would be a fight with Queensbury rules, which would set an example for election of chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017,' Law said. Law said Leung's campaign office would launch a fund-raising drive at the community level after the Lunar New Year. Separately, Leung said he doubted that Hongkongers ...




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