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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    No he can't: heckling, walkouts as Obama tries to rally Democrat vote

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AGENCIES

    ... 4 midterm elections. Many candidates from the party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because of his sagging popularity. Not so Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown ... Obama's help, or lack thereof, may not matter much to Brown, who is 11 points ahead of Republican opponent Larry Hogan, according to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics. Quinn's race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620881/no-he-cant-heckling-walkouts-obama-tries-rally-democrat-vote
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Still hope for choice in 2017: Jasper Tsang

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Gary Cheung, Peter So

    ... was barred." He expected the 2017 election campaign to feature televised debates similar to those in the 2007 and 2012 chief executive races. This would be one way of allowing public voters to assess ... out its candidate, and has vowed to veto any government proposal based on Beijing's framework. Tsang's argument can be seen in the three-horse race that emerged in 2012 after support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615284/still-hope-choice-2017-jasper-tsang
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Likelihood of a 'mini-Tiananmen' worries government, Regina Ip says

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Peter So

    ... the 2012 chief executive race, said it was too early to say whether she would give it a shot again in 2017. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603453/likelihood-mini-tiananmen-worries-government-regina-ip-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Benny Tai says Occupy Central could give rise to a Hong Kong Charter

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:11pm by Joyce Ng

    ... candidates who might confront the central government cannot be allowed to enter the race, as they would threaten national security.  Two-thirds of the city’s 70 lawmakers must approve the official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601060/benny-tai-says-occupy-central-could-be-birthplace-new-hong-kong
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Civil rights loses a leading voice as US Attorney General Eric Holder steps down

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Reuters

    ... from talking publicly about race. By contrast, Holder has been more outspoken. He talked openly about his own experiences with racial profiling after Trayvon Martin, a black teenager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601157/civil-rights-loses-leading-voice-us-attorney-general-eric-holder-steps
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tycoons' visit to capital reflects Beijing's desire for united front

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Gary Cheung

    ... nominated Leung's rival, Henry Tang Ying-yen, in the chief executive race two years ago, with only seven backing Leung. By inviting virtually all of the city's tycoons to the meeting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598317/tycoons-visit-capital-reflects-beijings-desire-united-front
  7. 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

    ... "Collective will is no different from handpicking," the trio said, blasting the reform framework for the 2017 race as a regression. Previous chief executive polls could still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591231/vote-meaningless-under-beijings-framework
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Moderate pan-democrat can still run for chief executive, Rita Fan says

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... consultation on reforms. Fan said there was scope for some moderate pan-democrats to enter the race for the top job because Beijing had not ruled out the possibility of a primary vote. That would mean ... was "definitely not the ultimate model" for Hong Kong, she added. But executive councillor Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said she would prefer the city stick to the election rules- even after the 2017 race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586859/moderate-pan-democrat-can-still-run-chief-executive-rita-fan-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'I'd have joined Occupy if it could work', says Exco member Arthur Li

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Peter So, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Arthur Chan

    ... campaign if it could actually force Beijing to allow open elections in the 2017 chief executive race. Although he urged young people not to boycott classes in protest against the strict new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589632/exco-member-says-hed-join-occupy-if-it-would-work
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Moody’s warns Hong Kong electoral reform could lead to ‘credit negative’ outlook

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:43pm by Peter So

    ... the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress laid down a tougher-than-expected framework for the chief executive race in 2017- allowing only two or three candidates to contest the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587873/moodys-warns-hong-kong-electoral-reform-could-lead-credit-negative

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