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  1. Bid for change won't affect lawmakers who quit today

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A private member's bill to amend the current system covering lawmakers who quit will not be completed in time to affect today's resignation announcement by five lawmakers, and any subsequent by-elections, the bill's proponent says. Independent lawmaker Dr Priscilla Leung Mei-fun disclosed the essence of her amendment bill yesterday, but said it would ...

  2. Prisoner voting poses challenges: lawmakers

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Giving prisoners the right to vote would create some logistical challenges, lawmakers warned yesterday, including the matter of candidates' canvassing in prisons and the risk of vote-buying. There are about 6,500 potential voters in Hong Kong's 23 prisons- of voting age and holding Hong Kong identity cards. Pan-democratic lawmakers and organisations ...

  3. Lawmakers defeat referendum move

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Pro-government lawmakers yesterday voted down a motion calling for a non-binding referendum on direct elections in 2007 and 2008. Proposed by legislator Fernando Cheung ... affairs panel. Independent pro-democracy lawmakers Tam Heung-man and Joseph Lee Kok-long abstained. They had been criticised earlier for dropping their support of the motion at the last minute. ...

  4. Majority want direct vote by 2008: lawmakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Newly elected lawmakers from the Article 45 Concern Group yesterday told officials of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong that Sunday's election showed a majority ... between the central government and the pro-democracy camp. They want all pro-democracy lawmakers to be allowed to visit Beijing so that they can meet state leaders. Ms Eu said the officials had ...

  5. Lawmakers back referendum studies

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pro-democracy legislators yesterday agreed to start feasibility studies on launching a non-binding community referendum to push for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2007. But the Democratic Party warned that the controversial exerci ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Ex-unionist tipped as Italy holds presidential poll

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 07:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... support or international standing infuriated many within his Democratic Party. If elected by lawmakers, Marini will face the unenviable task of trying to bring the bickering parties together ... not support Marini but would vote for Rodota instead. Analysts say the outcome of the ballot is far from clear because the vote is secret and lawmakers sometimes do not follow their party leadership. ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM announces September 14 elections

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 11:18am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Party narrowly scraped through the last elections in 2010 to form a minority government with the support of independent legislators and a lawmaker from the minor Greens party.   ...

  8. News - World - ITALY

    Italian voters shun 5-Star as coalition gets needed electoral boost

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... the old parties that accept public financing over the 5-Star, which does not. But there is growing dissent among the 162 5-Star lawmakers. Earlier this month a group openly rebelled against Grillo's orders to return a portion of parliament's generous expense allowances and some have criticised their leader's heavy-handed tactics. Media reports say some lawmakers ...

  9. Visitor protests?

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should pro-democracy lawmakers regard the advice to 'communicate' with mainland officials when all legislative councillors visit Guangdong later this month? Should they avoid radical actions? Write to us ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Your votes today can make a difference to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... by one person, one vote. The lawmakers elected today will be responsible for shaping the electoral arrangements for universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020. The majority shunned the ballot box in 2008, when turnout was a modest 45 per cent. One reason for this may have been the limited power vested in lawmakers. The council is often demeaned as a talking shop. The dominance ...




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