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Hong Kong Legislative Election

Milestone poll on path to democracy

The curtain for the September 9 Legco poll has been raised after the two-week nomination period closed on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:49pm

Gloves off in Super-seat battle

Infighting could undercut the pan-democrats' efforts to capitalise on the woes of the pro-establishment camp and capture three of the five Legislative Council 'super seats', candidates and observers say.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Election hopefuls off and running

Election hopefuls plan to make a flying start to the campaign season when nominations open for September's Legislative Council election today.

Among the first to register will be Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong candidates contesting the five so-called super seats created under recent electoral reforms.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Despite Leung's heady toast, reconciliation is off the table

The 'great reconciliation', as touted by Leung Chun-ying after his election triumph on March 25, has yet to go beyond the wine-fuelled banter that marked the two dinners attended by him and supporters of campaign rival Henry Tang Ying-yen in recent months.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

After snub, Regina Ip gets ready to pound pavement

Fresh from being snubbed for place in Leung Chun-ying's cabinet, lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee will soon be out courting middle class votes in her Hong Kong Island constituency as she readies for a run in the Legislative Council elections.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Victor denies interference

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying won the top job in the first round by gaining 384 votes from previously uncommitted Beijing loyalists and supporters of embattled arch-rival Henry Tang Ying-yen, on top of those of the 305 Election Committee members who nominated him.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Public's view 'will count in CE poll'

Public opinion and the media's exposure of scandals have shaped the voting preference of the 1,193 Election Committee members like never before, experts say, with the decision on the next chief executive expected tomorrow.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Albert Ho's first into race - but 21 don't back him

Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan yesterday became the first candidate to secure nomination for the chief executive race, but failed to secure the support of all 205 pan-democrats on the Election Committee.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Two pro-Beijing parties keep them guessing

Grass-roots' livelihood and labour issues top the agenda for members of two pro-Beijing political parties in deciding which chief executive candidate they will nominate.

The parties hold more than one-sixth of the seats on the 1,200-strong Election Committee.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats slug it out for a shot at top job

Pan-democrat contenders vying for the right to stand in the small-circle election to choose Hong Kong's next leader held their first televised debate last night, with both vowing to give a voice to those excluded from the process.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am