1) Should there be two or three candidates?
2) Should each nominating committee member vote for two or three candidates in the nominating stage? They can't vote for just one because this would mean that only one candidate - or perhaps none - would gain support of more than half the committee before going to the public vote. Beijing decreed that candidates must garner support from more than half the committee.
3) Should corporate voting be abolished? Li said yesterday that under the framework of a 1,200-member nominating committee composed of four sectors, details could be discussed under local legislation. But he hinted that the current system including corporate voting was a "shrewd" design.
Public vote stage:
4) In the public ballot, how many votes should a candidate secure to win?
Li noted that the majority of political groups say that a candidate should win by securing more than half the public votes.
5) In calculating the percentage of votes that a candidate has earned, would blank votes count towards the total number of votes? And should there be a specified proportion of blank votes, over which the election would be declared invalid?