Legco election 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Despite the addition of five new geographical constituency seats in the legislature, pan-democrats still managed to win one seat fewer than in the 2008 poll.
And while they won a 56.6 per cent share of the popular vote on Sunday, that translated into only 51 per cent of the directly elected seats, or 18 out of 35.11 Sep 2012 - 2:06pm
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces fresh challenges after Sunday's Legislative Council election produced a more fragmented legislature and signalled the continued rise of radicals in the pan-democratic camp.
A divided Legco will make it more difficult for Leung to pursue his agenda on such controversial issues as national education, standard working hours and electoral reform.11 Sep 2012 - 4:17pm
No love lost for Lau
What could be more traumatic than losing a Legislative Council seat one had held for 14 years? Celebrations over your defeat.
Shortly after Lau Kong-wah, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, came in sixth in the "super seats" race, a Facebook page went up in his dishonour.11 Sep 2012 - 3:11am
Six people who backed Leung Chun-ying in the vote for chief executive won trade-based seats, including two previously held by legislators who supported Henry Tang Ying-yen in the chief executive election.
Four others were returned unopposed.11 Sep 2012 - 2:10pm
The Democratic Party suffered one of its biggest defeats, retaining only six seats in the legislature - the fewest since the party was founded 18 years ago.
Albert Ho Chun-yan stepped down as chairman after admitting a "serious failure" in the campaign.
Four years ago the Democrats won eight seats: seven out of 30 geographical constituencies plus one functional constituency.11 Sep 2012 - 2:09pm