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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 38: ANALYSIS

    Plan for Legco by-elections as 'referendum' on reform looks a non-starter

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:36am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Student leaders' call for 'de facto referendum' has pan-dems in dilemma over possible outcome By-elections plan looks a non-starter A proposal to trigger Legco by-elections as a "de facto referendum" to break the impasse of the Occupy movement is unlikely to go ahead. The idea, floated by student leaders of the protest ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By-election 'referendum' would allow Hongkongers to decide on Chinese-style democracy

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Joseph Wong

    ... legislators- three from the League of Social Democrats and two from the Civic Party- resigned to trigger a by-election which they pitched as a "referendum" on Hong Kong's democratisation. The move was condemned by the central government as unconstitutional and a challenge to China's sovereignty. In the event, the pro-establishment parties boycotted the by-election ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul By-election boost for Park after sinking South Korea's ruling party celebrated yesterday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its parliamentary majority, despite lingering public anger over the handling of April's Sewol ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye's Saenuri Party won 11 of an unprecedented 15 by-elections ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Anti-Europe party Ukip wins its second seat in British parliament at Rochester and Strood

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London By-election victory by Conservative defector to Ukip a major blow to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of national vote in six months Anti-Europe party wins second U.K. seat Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (Ukip) has won its second seat in Parliament in a by-election that could signal upheaval at the general election in six ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Tory party by-election win puts UKIP in its place

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Tories' by-election win puts UKIP in its place British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party has won a vote for a parliamentary seat, fending off ... as proof the outcome of the European elections was a one-off protest that will not be replicated at a national election in May. "This by-election does have a wider national significance. ...

  6. News - World

    Labour spokeswoman Emily Thornberry quits over 'mocking' post

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... voters. Emily Thornberry, 54, resigned less than an hour after polling ended in Thursday's Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election, where she spent the day campaigning. She had posted ... UKIP won Thursday's by-election, with Labour placing a distant third in a seat the party had held before 2010. Chris Bryant, the lawmaker charged with running Labour's campaign ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats' by-election defeat was on the cards long before a vote was cast

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:35pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng believes the outcome had more to do with the party's political baggage and tarnished reputation than rise of radical forces Democrats' by-election defeat was onthe cards long before a vote was cast The dust has settled on the Southern District Council by-election with the seat going to Judy Chan Ka-pui of the pro-establishment New ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    End occupation of Hong Kong and focus on mass electoral campaign for democracy

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:13pm by Albert Cheng

    ... movement and focus on by-election campaign to regain support I am an old-timer. The umbrella movement is billed as an intergenerational conflict. What I have to say may not be music to young ears. ... legislators to resign so they can promote their ideas in all 18 districts during by-elections that would be called within six months. Such a pseudo-referendum could provide a turning point ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic Party ponders future after 'crushing' by-election defeat

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 01:43pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... why by-election went so badly The Democratic Party is in soul-searching mode after veteran lawmaker Sin Chung-kai came away with the lowest number of votes among the three candidates ... pan-democratic group has beaten moderate pan-democrats. New People's Party freshman Judy Chan Ka-pui took the seat with 2,023 votes in the by-election at South Horizons West constituency- beating ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Political freshman Judy Chan Ka-pui carries vote triggered by Andrew Fung's resignation By-election goes to the wire as rivals bid to sway voters ... the “crushing defeat” was “beyond their expectation” that his campaign team as well as the Democratic Party would “examine and evaluate ourselves deeply”. The by-election was triggered when Andrew Fung ...




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