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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    For first time, Macau sees contested election for body that will choose next chief executive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... the politically privileged to pick the chief executive, whereas more than 99 per cent of Macau residents have no say in the race." Competition only existed in the labour, education and sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543268/first-time-macau-sees-contested-election-body-will-choose-next-chief
  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Zhang's agenda during visit to Taiwain indicates growing clout of DPP

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The party has said that it "holds positive views about active normalisation of cross-strait relations". Tsai is a likely DPP candidate for the 2016 presidential race. "Tsai has sensed ... stance. But this does not discourage Tsai, who had called for a review of the party's cross-strait policy following her defeat by Ma in his re-election race in 2012. Inability to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539811/zhangs-agenda-during-visit-taiwain-indicates-growing-clout-dpp
  3. News - World - POLITICS

    US House Republicans hope Kevin McCarthy can restore stability as new No 2

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AP

    ... as the front runner. A more competitive race took place to replace McCarthy as the party whip, the No 3 position in the House. That race was won by Louisiana's Steve Scalise- a clear indication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537090/us-house-republicans-hope-kevin-mccarthy-can-restore-stability-new-no-2
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpatriotic chief executive 'could pose a threat to sovereignty'

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... lawmaker said was intended to bar pan-democrats from entering the race. "If … they cannot be loyal to the country and the HKSAR, the practice of 'one country, two systems' ... for the public to nominate chief executive hopefuls was definitely off the negotiating table, he said, and it was equally unlikely that a pan-democrat could enter the race. Wong also believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529527/unpatriotic-chief-executive-could-pose-threat-sovereignty
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    House Republican leader Eric Cantor in shock primary defeat to tea party candidate

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Failing to grasp the scope of the threat, he ignored his own re-election primary race- until it was too late. "The people are just ready for some major changes in this country," Brat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530311/house-republican-leader-eric-cantor-shock-primary-defeat-tea-party
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Stuart Lau

    ... candidates in the 2017 race, a Basic Law Committee member says. Barrister Johnny Mok Shiu-luen says if the two sides forge a consensus on the nominating committee, it appears "likely" ... candidates, those who obtain the highest number of nominations can join the race. "The Basic Law does not say that the committee's vote [required for a nomination] has to be a simple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504540/hong-kong-basic-law-committee-member-urges-middle-path-deal-between
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fanny Law opposes arbitrary screening for chief executive race in 2017

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Law Fan Chiu-fun, an executive councillor who was director of Leung's transitional office after he was elected last year, said she favoured a three-horse race when the "one man, one ... short-listing candidates for a one man, one vote ballot. Candidates should pledge allegiance to Beijing when they sought nominations for the race, she said. Last week, fellow executive councillor Regina ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299979/fanny-law-opposes-arbitrary-screening-chief-executive-race-2017
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic Party eyes chief executive race for 2017

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... executive race for 2017 The Democratic Party is keen on fielding a candidate in the 2017 chief executive election, its chairwoman says. A political ally, however, expressed reservations about ... voting system instead of actually taking part in the ballot. She said the 2017 race did not necessarily have to be a stepping stone for pan-democrats to take office. "We will only end up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295648/democratic-party-eyes-fielding-candidate-chief-executive-2017
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Universal suffrage would ensure stronger mandate for chief executive, says business chamber

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:07am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... of support from nominating committee members – such as allowing seven to 10 candidates to be put forward. In 2012, then Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan took part in a three-horse race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1505672/universal-suffrage-would-ensure-stronger-mandate-chief-executive-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Bar Association rejects public nomination for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:11pm by tanna.chong@scmp.com

    ... and local government officials for the 2017 race. Insisting that candidates must be patriots would be "highly questionable as a matter of law" as it would contradict other parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499245/nominating-committee-only-approach-chief-executives-job-says-bar

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