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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats still have room to manoeuvre within nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SONNY LO

    ... chief executive election By no means the end for pan-dems The emotional polarisation between the pan-democratic and pro-Beijing camps over Beijing's decision on political reform for Hong ... by the 1,200-member nominating committee. There's also the possibility that, under certain circumstances, a moderate candidate could be put forward by the committee for direct election in 2017. So, how ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... suffrage" election that was based on the framework set by the National People's Congress Standing Committee last month. The framework allows for only two or three candidates with majority ... increased the nominating threshold from the 12.5 per cent in the election committee that picked previous chief executives to 50 per cent to reflect the "collective will" of the panel. ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Brother Doug takes Rob Ford's place in Toronto mayoral election

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 11:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Last-minute entry in Toronto election of the man seen as power behind incumbent's throne draws fiery response from front runner in poll Doug Ford in for brother ... charismatic but steadier sibling, long seen as the power behind the throne. Rob Ford, 45, was admitted to hospital last week with an abdominal tumour, dropped his bid for re-election on Friday and his ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New Jakarta governor quits Prabowo's Gerindra party over local election bill

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Gerindra's support for scrapping direct election of governors 'against my conscience', says Ahok Jakarta governor quits party over move ... to scrap local direct elections. Prabowo has failed in several attempts to challenge his loss to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo in the July poll, and his mission to end direct elections of mayors ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia mulls ending direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Jakarta poised to end direct elections of local chiefs Indonesian lawmakers are expected to vote this week on legislation that ends direct elections for governors and mayors, a measure critics say would weaken democratic advances and encourage patronage politics. The world's third-largest democracy introduced direct elections of regional leaders in 2005, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

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

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

    ... decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee on the election of Hong Kong's chief executive by universal suffrage is a classic example of China applying its logic. ... As the Election Committee that nominated and elected the chief executive in the past has been described as "broadly representative" in the Basic Law, the NPC has decided that the new nominating ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate says extremism and vapid posturing should be avoided to prevent dangerous conflict With its framework for 2017 election, Beijing offers HK a fair compromise Hong Kong ... around the world's most spectacular harbour like a gathering typhoon, over the specifics of the rules by which the city's 2017 general election would be run. Beijing would permit ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students plan one-week school boycott to protest Beijing's election restrictions

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:29pm by JEFFIE LAM, Ernest Kao

    ... reform framework for the 2017 chief executive election. But the announcement failed to move Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who said it was hard for the government to address calls ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Former Canadian minister Jim Prentice elected new Alberta premier

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Calgary Ex-minister elected Alberta premier Jim Prentice, a former investment banker and minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been selected ... Conservatives since the party won the first of an unbroken series of election victories in 1971. The Conservatives are trailing in the polls to the opposition Wild Rose party after a series of spending ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Focus on make-up of the nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by CHEE KEONG LOW

    ... that some say is tantamount to a "sham election". However, the bottom line remains: do we just allow things to slip back to 2012 when we entrusted the responsibility of selecting our chief ...




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