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  1. Democrats to contest chief executive election

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The Democratic Party has decided to field a candidate in next year's chief executive election even though it is 'not a genuine election ... the pan-democratic camp better prepare for the universal suffrage expected in 2017. 'There is no hope for the pan-democratic candidate to win the chief executive election,' said party chairman ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee pulls controversial plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll reform

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 07:53pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... to its call for "genuine universal suffrage". Lee had proposed that candidates for the 2017 chief executive election could be nominated via a screening process. But he conceded ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Democrat apologises to his supporters as he withdraws controversial proposal to allow five candidates to run for chief executive in 2017 Martin Lee in u-turn ...

  3. Activists disrupt voting in pan-democrats' chief executive primary

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Colleen Lee Activists rallied at polling stations in the pan-democrats' chief executive primary election yesterday in a bid to stop people from voting. About 300 ... the next chief executive. People Power chairman Christopher Lau Gar-hung said: 'Given the fact that the pan-democrats' primary fails to allay worries of possible privacy leaks, why should ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I have been there. I won't deny it. Basically I was there to do an interview. I had to pay for it Just-resigned Democratic Party chief executive Chan Ka-wai after being caught ... most wanted fugitives (above), was released from jail He merely offered ideas and advice but was not involved in the party administration Thai Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra, ...

  5. Executive-led in name only

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... possible time would be 2017. Leading pro-Beijing figures, including Exco convenor Leung Chun-ying, have warned of a constitutional crisis if a majority of Hongkongers elect a chief executive ... on the candidates for chief executive elections. And the nomination procedure for candidates should be more stringent, the source said. A Tsang team member, who did not want to be named, said ordinary ...

  6. Pro-Beijing parties set to dominate council seats

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Beijing loyalists are likely to take most of the seats in the two district council subsectors of the panel that will choose the next chief executive ... on December 11. The panel will then choose the next chief executive in 2012. One of the subsectors is for Hong Kong and Kowloon councillors, the other New Territories. Democratic Party chairman Albert ...

  7. Democrats vow to break 'birdcage'

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... elections for chief executive. 'We will work until the very last minute and we won't withdraw from the election,' he promised. Mr Lee said he would publicise his election platform ... Klaudia Lee Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat launched his campaign for chief executive with a vow to break the political 'birdcage' by involving the public in the poll. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats must turn crisis into opportunity

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... seen clearly several important factors in play. First, a number of tycoons have never accepted in their hearts the surprise outcome of the chief executive election. Henry Tang Ying-yen ... through how to live with the new situation. But others have joined together in a well-resourced attempt to undermine the new chief executive, to bring him down and, if possible, hound him from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Legco election creates stumbling block for Leung

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... creates stumbling block for Leung Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces fresh challenges after Sunday's Legislative Council election produced a more fragmented legislature and signalled ... to change procedures for the 2016 Legco election, which Beijing has said will be more democratic, and the 2017 chief executive vote, which it has said can be conducted by universal suffrage. ...

  10. Tung's only option for legitimacy

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Yeung Sum

    ... the legitimacy he so badly needs. The only way the chief executive can achieve real authority is by being elected through universal suffrage. The democrats- whose platform includes direct election ... Yeung Sum In a desperate attempt to breathe fresh life into his cabinet, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has appointed legislator Bernard Chan and Laura Cha Shih May-lung to the Executive ...




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