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  1. Gloves off in Super-seat battle

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang, Colleen Lee and Peter So Infighting could undercut the pan-democrats' efforts to capitalise on the woes of the pro-establishment camp and capture three of the five ... and whether they will support the pan-democratic camp,' Ma said. 'It seems unlikely the Civic Party will be helpful.' The pan-democrats will be taking on a five-member ticket led ...

  2. Pro-democracy camp is accused of causing a state of anarchy

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The pro-democracy camp was accused of creating 'a state of anarchy' in Legco and warned not to complain if the central government intervened further in Hong Kong. The accusation came from mainland Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde, who said 'a handful of people' hated to be neglected and always wanted to find ways to stir up trouble. A Hong Kong deputy ...

  3. Chance for Legco to make fresh start

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawmakers will bid farewell to the iconic Legislative Council building in Central after wrapping up their last sitting this week. They will move to the new complex in Tamar following the summer recess, bringing down the curtain on the stage for many a pol ...

  4. Chief secretary lays down the law on reforms

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... progress' and 'balanced participation',' he said after the meeting with more than 100 workers. Constitutional affairs chief Stephen Lam Sui-lung and labour chief Matthew Cheung ... not rule out having four ministers appear at meetings to promote the green paper. Meanwhile, the pan-democratic camp had yet to reach a consensus on details of the campaign to push for universal ...

  5. A notable legacy for the people

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... fill half of the Legco seats,' he said. The pro-democracy camp hopes to add to its 22 seats in the Legco elections in September. The council's second term was not short ...

  6. Voter turnout no guide to who will win

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shows. Candidates and analysts are not hopeful about the pan-democratic camp's chances in tomorrow's elections, in which 839 candidates are contesting 412 seats on in 18 district ... Of Wong Tai Sin's 20 contested constituencies, the pan-democratic and pro-government camps took nine seats each and independents took two seats. In Kwun Tong, where turnout was 2.33 points ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK needs vocal opposition in Legco

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... in this election. We have witnessed a number of Legco elections since the handover 15 years ago. So far, this ratio has held in the battle between the pan-democrats and the pro-establishment camp. In geographical constituencies, the pan-democrats tend to have the upper hand, winning a lot more seats in Legco than their opposition. So even if the pro-establishment camp manages to grab the majority ...

  8. Bargaining time is slipping away

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung A plate of bread-and-butter issues has dominated the city's agenda in the past few weeks, ranging from food safety, lifeguard labour disputes and bungling in English exam ... of the electoral reform game is, therefore, to work out a model acceptable to the pro-government, pro-Beijing camp and the moderates in the pan-democracy force. Under such a plan, the idea of giving all ...

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    Legco voting system needs reviewing

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proved this may not be the case. Despite having won more votes than four years ago, the pan-democratic camp secured fewer seats in some geographical constituencies. More winners have been ... example of voters' preference not being fully translated into seats. For instance, the vote shares between the pan-democrats and pro-government camp were 56.3 per cent versus 43.7 per cent. ...

  10. Look out for the pendulum effect

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kwong-tak and incumbent Tanya Chan, either got roundly defeated or unhorsed. This means that, come summer 2012, when the pro-establishment and pan-democratic camps finalise their line-up ... of the actual number of votes cast, the pan-democrats more or less held their ground in relation to the pro-establishment camp. It can be argued that the pro-establishment camp did not capture a higher ...




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