Chief Executive Election

Patriot games with no clear winners

Qiao Xiaoyang. Photo: Robert Ng

Come on, people, wake up and smell the reality. Is it practical to fight a battle that pitches patriotism against democracy?

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 6:00am 4 comments

Community service for hacker who crashed HKU online poll

Vincent Chan Cheuk-yin leaves Fan Ling Magistrates Court after being sentenced for crashing a university website running a mock chief executive poll. Photo: Felix Wong

A man who disrupted a University of Hong Kong website running a mock universal suffrage election for the chief executive position was sentenced on Monday to perform 160 hours of community service.

11 Mar 2013 - 11:58pm

Democrats must turn crisis into opportunity

How the pan-democratic camp in general, and the Democratic Party in particular, miss the strategic thinking power of the late Szeto Wah. The present bunch struggle to be worthy of his legacy. Surveying the present political scene, Uncle Wah would have seen clearly several important factors in play.

7 Jun 2013 - 11:49am 2 comments

Albert Ho’s challenge to Leung Chun-ying's election victory quashed

Former Chief Executive candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan appears at the Court of Final Appeal in Central on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong

Almost eight months after the chief executive election, the court challenge against Leung Chun-ying’s March 25 victory at the polls was quashed in the Court of Final Appeal, on Tuesday morning.

13 Nov 2012 - 5:10pm

Steps to universal suffrage may start in 2013

Emily Lau Wai-hing. Photo: David Wong

Political reforms leading to universal suffrage are on the government agenda, and a consultation exercise could be held as early as next year, lawmakers say.

Major parties from the pan-democratic camp have indicated that only a "big step forward" in democratic development could win their support for any government proposals.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:08am

Court dismisses Albert Ho's legal challenge to Leung’s victory

Albert Ho Chun-yan. Photo: David Wong

Seven months after Leung Chun-ying won the chief executive election, the High Court dismissed a legal challenge to his victory on Friday.

Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon threw out a petition from Albert Ho Chun-yan, refusing Ho’s request that he extend the deadline for filing the challenge. Ho, the former Democratic Party chairman, finished third in the March election.

5 Oct 2012 - 5:42pm 1 comment