Electoral Systems

Genuine representation should be NPC's aim

The principle of equality does not apply when it comes to representation in the National People's Congress. The system favours people in cities and towns over those in rural areas.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009, 12:00am

Move to give the vote to all HK inmates

The government has proposed giving all prisoners the right to vote regardless of the severity of their crimes and the length of their sentences.

It hopes the proposal will become law by the summer.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Rural poll forums to 'sell' proposals

The government is to step up consultation with rural residents in the next few months on controversial rural election proposals.

Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said yesterday officials hoped to reach a consensus with the rural populace on residency requirements for the polls which would satisfy all parties. Village elections are due at the end of next year.

23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Illegitimate legislature

Enough has been said about the illegality of the provisional legislation. Martin Lee Chu-ming, Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, Emily Lau Wai-hing, the United States and Britain are all opposed to it. They all advocate that, because the present legislature was democratically elected, it should survive the handover of sovereignty.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Error ruled out in voters' vetting

THE election watchdog yesterday ruled that no mistakes had been made when thousands of people were removed from the electoral register for last month's Legislative Council election.

The Boundary and Election Commission said the names were omitted when the people did not confirm their addresses despite repeated requests.

13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Keen competition for seats predicted

MORE than 1,000 candidates might contest the district board elections in September, a senior government official said yesterday.

Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Leung Chin-man predicted that competition for the 346 seats up for grabs would be keen.

16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am