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  1. DAB can't decide who to nominate

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong's central committee attended a seminar at which they discussed their expectations of Tung Chee-hwa's successor. The party has more than 100 members ... for chief executive. He said the central committee was likely to discuss tonight its views on contenders for the top job and might decide which candidate its members on the Election Committee should ...

  2. Ambrose Lau to go

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... not to seek re-election. Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, did not stand for the central committee at the party's annual general meeting last night. This means he cannot be re-elected when the central committee chooses the party's chairman and vice-chairmen in the next few weeks. The likely candidates to succeed Mr Lau are Maria Tam Wai-chu, ...

  3. Younger Democrats demand new blood

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... proposals for the 2007-08 elections will further strain its ties with the central government. Andrew Fung Wai-kwong, a member of the party's executive committee, said members over 60 should quit the central and executive committee while lawmakers should not serve more than three terms, starting from 2008. The party is due to hold a brainstorming session on Saturday to discuss its ...

  4. Lee Wing-tat signs up 19 new backers

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... which candidate to back. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong has more than 100 members on the Election Committee. Party vice-chairman Tam Yiu-chung said its central committee ... the 100 nominations he needs from Election Committee members to force an election. 'I am happy and am enjoying the process,' he said. He blamed interference from Beijing for the wavering ...

  5. New Democrat chief urges dialogue

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... between party legislators and party leaders. In addition to the chairman and vice-chairmen, 26 other candidates were returned as members of the party's central committee, including Dr Yeung, former lawmaker Szeto Wah and Law Chi-kwong. Former legislators Tik Chi-yuen and Wong Sing-chi were also successfully elected to the Democratic Party's 30-member central committee. ...

  6. New-look DAB unveils leadership

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Dikky Sinn and Gary Cheung Former democrat is selected as vice-chairman A founding member of a pro-democracy group was elected as vice-chairman of the biggest pro-government party yesterday. Lawmaker Lau Kong-wah was chosen last night by the central committee of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. He was a founding member of the United ...

  7. Donald Tsang must hear views, say Democrats

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... policies. 'But Mr Tsang has not paid enough respect to the district councils on the West Kowloon project,' said Mr Chan, a member of the Democratic Party's central committee ...

  8. Democratic Party puts off naming members

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The party's central committee made the decision on the grounds that the section is inconsistent with the protection of privacy and freedom of association enshrined in the Basic Law. Political parties register as companies to avoid the danger of being closed down by the government, as is permitted if they are registered under the Societies Ordinance. Speaking after the central committee ...

  9. Democratic Party upbeat on nomination

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... bid,' he said. The Democratic Party recently estimated only 55 of the 800 committee members belonged to various pro-democracy groups. A member of the party's central committee, Tik ... But some said the party was in a bind. Beijing would launch an offensive against Mr Lee's campaign if it said he could secure 100 nominations from the Election Committee. But committee members ...

  10. New DAB could be kingmaker in 2007

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... it was 'impractical to spell out an exact timetable for political development'. The party's central committee will consult business and political leaders at a series of meetings beginning next week. ... a combined membership of 2,300. The merged party has 125 of the 800 seats on the Election Committee which will choose the next chief executive in 2007. Since a candidate to succeed Tung Chee-hwa ...




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