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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Civic Party leader backs open nomination process for Hong Kong's 2017 election

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... open election Allowing all registered voters to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election does not breach the Basic Law, the Civic Party chairwoman said as she hit back ... to run in the 2017 election for chief executive. But when asked about that, she said she had "no plans" and the focus right now must be on securing a fair electoral system. Ensuring her ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ignore our wishes for 2017 and we'll occupy, students warn government

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... to nominate candidates for the chief executive election. Student-led activist group Scholarism and the Federation of Students issued the warning as they tabled a joint reform proposal for the 2017 election. Both groups called for anyone who secures the written support of 1 per cent of Hong Kong voters- some 35,000 people- to be allowed to enter the race. The Alliance for True Democracy has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sorting out the seeds for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says that while pan-democrats are sceptical about candidate screening for the 2017 chief executive election, nomination processes are common in the world's ... branch to legislators from the "opposition". Over lunch, Zhang inevitably touched on the method for electing the chief executive in 2017. Would there be a "sieve", that is, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, 2017 election method must be practical

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by C.K. LOW

    ... C.K. Low C.K. Low says best bet for a more democratic 2017 election is to build on the Election Committee Practicality the key test of ideas on nominating chief executive candidates After ... forward three ideas to support its call for universal suffrage and genuine democracy in the 2017 chief executive election. Regretfully, they either go against the rule of law and/or ...


    2017 proposals to elect chief executive may not be in line with Basic Law

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... not be in line with Basic Law Key Beijing-loyalist lawmakers are taking a cautious approach to pan-democratic proposals for electing the city's next leader by universal suffrage in 2017. The biggest ... be elected by universal suffrage in 2017, "upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures" as stipulated in the Basic Law. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Leung vows to launch voting consultation for 2017 election ahead of handover march

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:06pm by Johnny Tam

    ... in the chief executive election in 2017. The pledge has been requested for a long time by activists, thousands of whom were expected to turn out for the annual democracy march from Victoria Park in Tin ... implemented in the past year some of the policies he had advocated in his election platform. Other long-standing livelihood issues – including poverty, an ageing society and the environment through ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ronny Tong pushes debate on nominating committee for 2017 poll

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Tong pushes talks on nominating committee for 2017 Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping will be among the speakers at a political reform seminar ... to stimulate debate on the composition of the nominating committee, the body empowered by the Basic Law to nominate chief executive candidates when democracy arrives in 2017. "I wish to push ...


    Pan-democrats to seek public opinion on three proposals for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... of three proposals on universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election that the Alliance for True Democracy- comprising 26 of the 27 pan-democratic lawmakers- will flesh out today. ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Pan-democrats to put forward three ideas for mass involvement in nominating committees 2017 proposals fine-tuned A pan-democratic suggestion to let 3.2 ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Sarkozy hints at return bid in 2017 in first speech since election defeat

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Sarkozy hints at return bid in 2017 France's former right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy has made his first political speech since his election defeat last year, lashing out at the state of France in a move seen as a step towards running for president again in 2017. Sarkozy delivered a behind-closed-doors address to a crisis meeting of his UMP party ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ex-chief secretary Anson Chan renews call for popular mandate in 2017 election

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Johnny Tam

    ... Fang On-sang renewed her call for a popular mandate for the nominating committee in the 2017 chief executive election, but said the new model may be limited in how much it can differ from the current set-up. While it was difficult to ensure a "perfectly" democratic election in 2017, Hongkongers would accept no less than "genuine steps forward" in political reform, ...




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