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  1. Executive councillor advocates politically linked chief executive

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Hung-yuk also said it would be inconceivable for a chief executive candidate to campaign for election under universal suffrage without belonging to a party. Wu, a pre-handover lawmaker who ... about the need for development of ruling political parties. 'Currently, the chief executive is elected for a fixed five-year term, which may affect our long-term planning. It's ...

  2. Electorate 'will surely' choose the chief executive in 2017, Tsang says

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The use of universal suffrage in the chief executive elections in 2017 was a solemn pledge and would definitely happen, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But the chief executive sidestepped a question raised by a reporter as to whether the government's constitutional reform plans relating to 2012 elections included dealing with electoral methods ...

  3. Democracy best for accountability

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the quasi-ministerial system has yet to achieve the intended results. Admittedly, the system represents a step forward in that the chief executive can freely choose lieutenants who share his vision and goals. ... roles and responsibilities, it is difficult to assess whether undersecretaries and political assistants have got the job done. Even the outgoing chief executive conceded that the expansion he ...

  4. Simulated ballot gives everyone a say

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the new government's smooth transition, it will operate from the day the chief executive is elected to June 30. ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Every adult permanent resident will have the chance to cast a vote for chief executive this Friday, in an attempt to influence the 1,193 people who ...

  5. US group slams poll for chief executive

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A US think-tank has issued a damning report criticising the recent chief executive poll as a non-election. The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs said ... of Democratisation in Hong Kong', noted that as in the re-election of his predecessor in 2002, Mr Tsang scooped most of the nominations and won uncontested without a vote. 'Despite all ...

  6. Ballot box

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The introduction of universal suffrage for electing the chief executive in 2012 has received 60 per cent support from business leaders. Is momentum growing for the early implementation of democracy? Write to us. ...

  7. The universal view: 'one person, one vote' is best model for chief executive poll

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Several universal suffrage models for chief executive elections were floated by the government yesterday- all of them proposing that candidates face a 'one person, one ... Development. Amid growing pressure fuelled by former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang's decision to produce her own blueprint for democracy, the proposals will go before ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decision that 'calls for direct election of the chief executive in 2017 and for the legislature to be 100 per cent directly elected in 2020 at the earliest'. He is wrong on both counts. First, the NPC does not 'call for' 'direct elections'. It says that Hong Kong can elect the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 and Legco by universal suffrage ...

  9. There's a will, but is there a way?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... proportion of the electorate. But if it is one of the three, then other questions arise. What need is there for a timetable if the very next election for chief executive is to be by universal ... Law's 'ultimate aim'- choosing both the chief executive and the entire legislature through universal suffrage? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has made a bold promise: to come up ...

  10. Don't play games with democracy

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Election Committee that elects the chief executive be turned into a nomination committee, and be expanded from 800 to 1,200 members, through the addition of 400 directly elected district council ... Frank Ching Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been saying for months that, like other Hongkongers, he wants universal suffrage at an early date. However, he has criticised ...




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