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  1. Chief executive election 'open to democrats'

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... any political party from the 2007 election of the next chief executive. Stephen Lam Sui-lung told the Justice Forum that it was 'necessary, desirable and essential' to work with all ... for chief executive. He said some people might argue that the central government did not want to see democrats running in the election, but it would be the obligation of the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434886/chief-executive-election-open-democrats
  2. Next chief executive

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says the election contest for the chief executive in 2007 will be open to candidates from all political parties. Who do you think rates as a candidate acceptable to Hong Kong and Beijing? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434952/next-chief-executive
  3. Direct elections

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Basic Law provides for direct election of the chief executive as early as 2007. There has been endless debate on this topic- most recently, legislators failed in an attempt to require an active consultation on a 2007 vote. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. Is Hong Kong ready to vote for its CE? Why or why not? Share your views. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434632/direct-elections
  4. Chief Executive Martin Lee?

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The voices demanding universal suffrage in key Hong Kong elections have grown louder. If there is universal suffrage in the election of the chief executive, its consequence for Hong Kong ... by the central government or business. I would rather stay with a clone of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, if it comes to that. Despite his clumsiness in governance, Mr Tung receives full support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424414/chief-executive-martin-lee
  5. Voters in the dark on appointed seats

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Only half of the voters in last month's district council elections knew Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa could appoint up to 102 members to the councils, a survey has ... satisfied with the election results. More than 76 per cent said the next chief executive should be elected in 2007 by universal suffrage, while only 8 per cent were opposed. However, 52 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438687/voters-dark-appointed-seats
  6. Help the chief executive

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does not allow Hong Kong to elect our own chief executive in the near future, it seems that Mr Tung Chee-hwa will hold the post up to 2007. With a weak leader, the best way to improve ... It is not a long-term solution if we do not understand that the real problem is a lack of communication. We should accept the fact that Mr Tung is our chief executive until 2007 and that therefore we should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422321/help-chief-executive
  7. Former DAB chief backs direct election with 'filter'

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong yesterday restated its support for the direct election of the chief executive in 2007 but called for a mechanism ... month's district council elections, said a restrictive nomination committee similar to that used to select the current chief executive could be adopted to filter out undesirable candidates. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437271/former-dab-chief-backs-direct-election-filter
  8. IMPROVING THE SYSTEM

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Actions suggested by Synergy to improve governance: Introduce universal suffrage to elect the chief executive and legislature; Reform the Central Policy Unit to better engage people in policy formulation, and establish an office to track public sentiment; Review the policy committees under the Executive Council to eliminate inconsistencies; Groom political parties that enjoy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427214/improving-system
  9. Democracy debate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provides for the possibility of direct election of the chief executive from around 2007, Article 45 says that the central government can in theory refuse to appoint the person. This is perhaps ... It will be meaningful to start early public consultations on the pros and cons of direct elections only if they can be conducted with an open mind and the results genuinely comply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428695/democracy-debate
  10. Why Hong Kong deserves direct elections

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what Hong Kong needs is a better, more stable, less inflamed system of communication. As we all know, there is one. The Basic Law allows for election of the chief executive by universal ... However, let's not forget that it took a peaceful demonstration of 500,000 people before the chief executive and Executive Council heard. It seemed like anything was possible, and I imagine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420960/why-hong-kong-deserves-direct-elections

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