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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Vote 2017: Young voters are most determined in terms of public nomination

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Stuart Lau

    ... 96 per cent of those aged 18 to 29 said the government must adopt public nomination for the 2017 universal-suffrage election, compared with 85 per cent of those aged above 40. Those over 40 ... not specify its composition. The students suggest that it should be made up of directly-elected lawmakers. The People Power plan, which calls for the committee to include elected district councillors, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Annual march biggest in recent years, with the focus democracy in 2017

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:03am by Staff Reporters

    ... for the 2017 chief executive election. Passions were also stirred by lawmakers' controversial vote last week to grant funding for preliminary work on contentious plans for new towns ... and 500,000 in 2003. A Post poll found demands for a democratic election for chief executive in 2017, with no candidates "screened out" on political grounds, was the most important cause ...

  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 - Letters

    Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 election fairer

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... Candidate backing by district councils could make 2017 poll fairer I commend Paul Serfaty for his letter ("Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process", February 7)" urging public discussions on the 2017 chief executive election. His suggestion comes at a time when dialogue between Beijing and the pan-democrats has reached an impasse; when political ...




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