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  1. An overreaction to a political stunt

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in by-elections which they hoped would be a referendum on the pace of democratic reform. The campaign was a failure. Voter turnout was just 17 per cent, a record low, and the by-elections cost more than ... Although Hong Kong is still moving towards universal suffrage, there is no doubt that elections have, over the years, taken root. Every four years, over a million voters go to the ballot ...

  2. Public's verdict awaited on radical tactics

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... elections, and academics predict turnout will barely scrape 25 per cent. Some 1.52 million people, or 45.2 per cent, of the 3.37 million registered voters cast their ballots in the 2008 Legco poll. ... for Universal Suffrage in the light of a poor voter turnout,' he said. But league chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang said he was more optimistic about voter turnout since the government had detailed its ...

  3. Civic Party and league to act as rivals step up the pressure

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... their call for a boycott. If that happens, voter turnout could plunge by 6 percentage points.' ... their main rivals in the by-elections and the turnout was more than 50 per cent. Only under these circumstances would they accept the result and vote for the government's constitutional reform ...

  4. Pan-democrats may find it tough to regain seats in by-elections

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Party and the League of Social Democrats- could lose up to 30,000 votes and the risk would be even higher if the by-election turnout rate was less than 40 per cent. The plan would see one ... if the turnout rate fell to less than 40 per cent, which was a likely scenario in the by-elections. Lee estimated that the turnout rate would range from 35 per cent to 40 per cent. Another Democratic ...

  5. Every vote counts

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The voter turnout and results of the November 23 polls will have a significant effect on the sentiments and aspirations of the populace. In the face of limitations in election-related activities, ... ago, may be disturbing reading for the pro-democracy camp, which has pinned its hopes on an increase in public enthusiasm in elective politics following July 1. A significant increase in voter ...

  6. Reversal of cut in polling times applauded

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the government had made a wise decision this time as voter turnout could be boosted. Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung also welcomed the commission's decision and denied its ... critics said would restrict people's voting rights and reduce the election turnout. Democratic Party chairman Yeung Sum yesterday welcomed the commission's decision and called off ...

  7. 15 complained about poll evictions, says watchdog

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... constituencies. Candidates in four functional constituencies had complained that the number of ballots counted in their seats exceeded the voter turnout figures announced during the poll. In response, the office said the hourly voter turnout figures were only meant as a reference for the media and the public. To avoid misunderstandings in future, it said: 'The commission will consider adding ...

  8. Hopefuls drum up support, but apathy still rules

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... to encourage voter turnout to a record high of over 60 per cent, a level they believe would help them win more seats. In the 2000 election, voter turnout was 43.6 per cent, plummeting from ... Jimmy Cheung Democrats urge voters to turn out in record numbers for Sunday's election On the last big day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's Legco poll, the pro-democracy camp ...

  9. Land of the free leaves Asian poll monitors in state of confusion

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... will have when they cast their ballots. And they were confused why US voter turnout is so low compared to their own countries. They concluded that the two-party political system, differences ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor They say baffling voting methods and the two-party system have turned off voters Asian election monitors back from a fortnight's study of the United ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing unmoved by massive rally turnout, say advisers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki

    ... escalates Beijing is unmoved by massive rally turnout Beijing is unlikely to make concessions on political reform despite demands by hundreds of thousands of people who joined the July ... government to change its stance simply because of the massive turnout," Professor Lau Siu-kai, vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said. "I'm ...




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