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Legco election 2012

Democratic Party's Helena Wong urges overhaul of leadership role

One of the hot picks to lead the Democratic Party is calling for the chairman's role to be split into two jobs.

Helena Wong Pik-wan suggests the party creates a second leadership role to share responsibility with the chairman.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 5:42am

CE drops appeal against High Court ruling

The court challenge against the chief executive’s election victory ratcheted down another notch on Monday when C. Y. dropped his bid to appeal against a court ruling favouring Albert Ho.

8 Oct 2012 - 9:24pm

Legco election exit polls more accurate than in 2008

Voters were more co-operative with exit pollsters in this month’s Legislative Council election than they were in 2008, generating more accurate results, a university pollster said on Wednesday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

HK politics risks being a men-only club

If women hold up half the sky, you wouldn't know it from the rotten-borough functional constituency lawmakers returned in Sunday's Legislative Council election. It's an all-male cast.

15 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

People Power and League of Social Democrats grab votes at double

Support for radical political groups the League of Social Democrats and People Power nearly doubled in the New Territories East constituency over the past few years, while votes for the Democratic Party almost halved.

15 Sep 2012 - 4:04am

Electoral system confuses voters, critics say

Re-elected legislators and academics are calling for a review of the proportional representation system, which critics say has encouraged a vocal minority and confused voters.

12 Sep 2012 - 1:56pm 1 comment

ADPL admits it got its election tactics wrong in Kowloon West stronghold

A mistaken election strategy - discounting an opponent's appeal to voters - led to the loss of a traditional stronghold seat for the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) in Sunday's election, the group conceded yesterday.

12 Sep 2012 - 2:53am

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

United you stand, divided you fall. Surely the pan-democrats know that. But they subdivided themselves and fought against each other - all in the name of democracy. Do they even understand the meaning of the word? With such public anger over Leung Chun-ying's leadership - fuelled further by national education - Legislative Council seats were there to be won.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:33am 5 comments

Liberal Party lobby to retain defeated Lau as chairwoman

Liberal Party honourary chairman James Tien Pei-chun says party members will lobby defeated Legislative Council candidate Miriam Lau Kin-yee to stay on as party chairwoman.

Lau said she had decided to resign after failing to win on Hong Kong Island in her first attempt to gain a directly elected seat.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:01pm

DAB fares best, taking 13 seats, thanks for vote-splitting tactic

The Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong was the biggest winner in the election, clinching 13 seats.

Its success in the five geographical constituencies, where it won nine seats, was a result of its strong district network and strategy of spreading votes among its candidates, party chairman Tam Yiu-chung said.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:04pm