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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    ‘You moved the goals’: Scholarism protest government’s political reform reports

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:02pm

    ... election, stating that “mainstream opinion” in Hong Kong was that only a nominating committee should have the power to elect the city’s next leader, while Hongkongers “generally agree” that reform ... government, Tam conceded that it was a crucial public opinion that should not be neglected. Tam said he had already relayed the news to Beijing that more than 720,000 Hongkongers backed the proposals ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    More than 500,000 vote in Occupy Central’s electoral reform poll: organiser

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:58am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... lawmakers who hoped to use the poll as a "de facto referendum" on the pace of democratisation. Watch: Hongkongers voice their opinion on the referendum, democracy, and Occupy Central Hong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Don’t be constrained over electoral reform, Anson Chan urges Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:38pm by Tanna Chong

    ... in block voting. “Not many Hongkongers know what block voting is,” said the former chief secretary. “The National People’s Congress uses this method to elect Hong Kong deputies- for four elections ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Occupy Central's third 'deliberation day' slated for May 6

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... referendum in June, organisers say. The movement will regard the result of the June 22 referendum, an electronic voting exercise, as the ultimate choice of Hongkongers and as such it will receive Occupy Central's official endorsement. "We want to let Hongkongers choose whether the [final] proposal should allow public nomination," key organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Occupy Central charter to ensure lawmakers' support for voting project results

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to bring forward a reform proposal later this year, based on a five-month public consultation that ends in May. Occupy plans to stage an electronic vote allowing all Hongkongers the chance to say yes or no to the package. The movement held an electronic vote on New Year's Day on general principles of electoral reform and plans a further vote in June, in which Hongkongers ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing not ready to lay down law on 2017 election

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... who lost to Leung Chun-ying in the 2012 race for the city's top job, went on to call on Hongkongers to give Leung "more time", rather than keep questioning his competency. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Screening of 2017 candidates will happen 'over my dead body' says Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... saying screening would be accepted "over my dead body". Ng also urged legislators to advise Beijing on what Hongkongers really want with regards to political reform instead of making ... it placed too much emphasis on trying to read Beijing's mind over Hongkongers' wishes. Political leaders should advise Beijing on what Hongkongers want and what is good for the city, she ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Albert Ho urges pan-democrats to be 'more pragmatic' in suffrage debate

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:12am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... said it would be voting according to the result of the Occupy Central “referendum” in June in which Hongkongers would get to choose their preferred proposal. “If society as a whole endorses the [government’s] proposal, then not only us but other pan-democrats would vote for it, too,” he said. However, if the proposal fails to secure Hongkongers’ endorsement, Ho said the party would have ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Latest reform consultation paper 'dishonest': Anson Chan

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... Party, the former No 2 official pointed out that the 2007 green paper on last year's election cited Basic Law articles guaranteeing Hongkongers' right to vote and to stand for election, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Public suggestions for 2017 race less likely to violate Basic Law: Rimsky Yuen

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by JEFFIE LAM, Stuart Lau

    ... Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau Justice secretary says allowing citizens to 'recommend' chief executive candidates for further selection will avoid violating Basic Law Two-stage selection process ‘safer bet’ Allowing Hongkongers to make "non-binding" recommendations for chief executive candidates to run in the 2017 election is less likely to violate ...




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