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  1. More at stake in district elections

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... it would be better if they had more- but are not merely talking shops. Under the political reform package for 2012 endorsed by the Legislative Council, more district councillors will be given seats in the 1,200-member Election Committee, which will be formed later this year to choose the next chief executive in March. That is why parties from across the political spectrum have made an all-out effort ...

  2. Broken system of governance ensures conflict reigns supreme

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... can be implicated, too. Filibustering by some Legislative Council members is the latest example of a broken political system. Frustrated at being asked to endorse the administration's ... on this matter is a financial one and it used it to delay endorsement of the new structure. This is unheard of in a democracy where the structure of government is up to the government of the day. But, ...

  3. By-election plan respects voter choice, minister says

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... permanent city residents of their rights to stand for office or to vote for their representatives- rights guaranteed by the Basic law. The government received endorsement in the legislature ...

  4. Legco battles slow down overhaul plan

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee and Peter So Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's government revamp plan cleared its first hurdle yesterday when it was endorsed in a special meeting ... The proposal will add 57 positions at a cost of about HK$72 million a year, not including HK$2.4 million to hire new political assistants for the bureaus. Each minister will also be given a lump sum ...

  5. No fait accompli

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk As 2007 drew to a close, the National People's Congress Standing Committee made a decision on Hong Kong's political development, which ... in accordance with the Basic Law. The amendment, if endorsed by two-thirds of the Legislative Council and the chief executive, will be reported to the NPC Standing Committee for approval. Third, ...

  6. A step-by-step procedure

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for selection of the chief executive. This clause says any amendment for change must be made with the endorsement of a two-thirds majority of the Legislative Council and the consent of the chief ... amendments approved by the Standing Committee will already be part of the law, so why do we still need Legco to endorse them? Will they be null and void without Legco's approval? On Article 74, ...

  7. Academic offers compromise

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... 30 from larger regions elected by proportional representation; and 30 nominated by businesspeople and professionals and endorsed by the general public. Professor Cheung said ... among the general public and be endorsed to run in the election by 100 members of the new 'nominating committee'. The shortlisted candidates would then be elected by universal ...

  8. Revamp plan pushed to bottom of agenda

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... criticised and subject to a lawmakers' filibuster, the scheme was pushed to the bottom of the lawmakers' agenda yesterday. Legislators across the political spectrum welcomed ... to the expanded 70-seat Legco, with many new faces, in the new term beginning in October. Lingnan University political science associate professor Li Pang-kwong said Lam's decision revealed a serious ...

  9. Students show democratic streak in submission to reform debate

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Hong Kong's political elite may still be divided over the most appropriate model for political development but a group of university students have made a united call ... of nominees chosen by a nominating committee of 1,200 members. HKU student Sandeep Chulani, one of 50 students who gave up their weekend to debate Hong Kong's political future, said ...

  10. Who is to initiate change?

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is an amendment to the Basic Law. She argues that the Basic Law sets out a three-step process: endorsement by two-thirds majority of the Legislative Council; consent of the chief executive; and approval ... the chief executives for the terms subsequent to the year 2007, such amendments must be made with the endorsement of a two-thirds majority of all the members of the Legislative Council ...




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