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  1. 2008 Legco hopes rise on poll result

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... 1,700 out of a possible 7,000.' Mr Zimmerman, who came within one vote of winning a seat in the tourism sub-sector, said the results of the Election Committee polls were a positive sign. ... 'If we fail, then it is no big loss, but if we win then it's a big gain,' he said. 'The nature of the Legco vote and the Election Committee vote is different but I think the big ...

  2. Chinatown changes tune after seeing good results

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... But his 20,000 votes were only one-third of the number who voted for the winner, former chief coroner Larry Campbell, who championed the facility. Three years later at the next election, Mr Chow ran for a city council position with a party backing the site. 'The results that have come out in the last three years prove that the fears we had in the beginning were unfounded,' ...

  3. Activists hope poll can delay vote on Tamar

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be carried out objectively. 'We are waiting anxiously for the result. The public are free to express their opinions on whether there should be consultation. We are doing the poll to give them a chance to express views. If 70 per cent of the public say there should be further consultation, I wish the government and political parties would respect the result. If 70 per cent ...

  4. Election result sends important message

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that achieved in direct elections for district and legislative councillors. The 56,000 people who voted constitute about 1.2 per cent of Hong Kong's voting-age population. Sunday's results ... be a welcome development. But the significance of the results announced yesterday lies in the message they send about the aspirations of Hong Kong people. There is a very strong desire for democracy. ...

  5. Thousands of Christians cast their votes

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... candidates pushing for universal suffrage were losing out. Initial results of the poll showed only two of the five candidates from the Christian Alliance for Democracy had enough votes to keep ... Ng Kang-chung Thousands of Christians yesterday voted in a poll to choose their representatives to the 800-member Election Committee that will select the next chief executive in March. ...

  6. First vote 'also for universal suffrage'

    Posted Oct 29th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... reserved for the Hong Kong Christian Council. Results will be known later today, with about 20,000 church-goers expected to vote during the two-day ballot. Mr Yau said the voting was important ... Mary Ann Benitez The first vote was cast yesterday for Election Committee nominees and the first voter said it was also a vote for universal suffrage. Balloting began for the seven ...

  7. Hunt for 'broker' in vote-buying scandal

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese investigators are hunting for a man in connection with a vote-buying scandal blamed for the narrow defeat of the opposition Kuomintang's mayoral ... on the eve of the mayoral elections on Saturday and accused KMT opponent Huang Chun-ying of buying votes. The accusation, highlighted by Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian on election day despite ...

  8. Democracy founders on illogic of voting systems

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy ... and that their combination of democracy and capitalism is the ultimate goal for all nations. Reality, of course, contradicts this. Democracy theorists have long warned of the innate illogic of voting systems. ...

  9. Man detained over vote-buying scandal

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwanese judicial authorities detained a man yesterday after he turned himself in over a vote-buying scandal blamed for the narrow defeat of an opposition mayoral candidate ... candidate who was narrowly defeated by Democratic Progressive Party opponent Chen Chu, was accused by Ms Chen of vote buying. But Mr Huang denied the accusation, saying he was being set up ...

  10. Alliance in damage control over voting

    Posted Oct 10th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A government-friendly group accused of stabbing a political ally in the back for a key Legislative Council post went into damage control yesterday, fearing a revenge vote ... the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong in a vote to select the Legco Finance Committee chairman last week. 'We never betrayed anybody,' said Patrick Lau Sau-shing, ...




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