Legislative Council election

A model for keeping trade seats in 2020

Ip Kwok-him: "Corporate voting would end." Photo: Felix Wong

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has said it's unrealistic to expect the functional constituencies would be abolished by 2020, when universal suffrage is expected to be in place for electing lawmakers.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:01am

Policy address is Leung's last chance to show Hong Kong he can lead

Policy address is Leung's last chance to show Hong Kong he can lead

Responding to the massive protests on New Year's Day calling for Leung Chun-ying to step down, a government spokesman said the chief executive was concentrating on preparing his first policy address, working on various areas, including people's livelihood and the economy, addressing deep-rooted problems, and promoting stability in society.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am 2 comments

Democrats should put its political reform road map on the table

Lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing. Photo: David Wong

No one should envy Emily Lau Wai-hing for the burden she has taken on by becoming chairwoman of the Democratic Party. But amid the difficulties, there lurks an opportunity for her to strike a bold blow for the advancement of democracy in our city.

7 Jun 2013 - 11:48am

Legco protesters claim vote boycott success

Ma Ngok

More than 60,000 voters did not select a candidate to be one of five "super seat" lawmakers in the Legislative Council election in September, election organisers have revealed.

There were 60,111 unmarked ballots in the new district council (second) functional constituency, the Electoral Affairs Commission said in a report released yesterday.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:39am

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam 'shaken' by old-age allowance outcry

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam responds to questions from Chinese University political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has admitted the old-age living allowance saga has shaken her confidence about achieving a consensus on political reforms.

Speaking frankly at a Chinese University lecture yesterday, Lam said politics in a city as ideologically divided as Hong Kong was a complex process.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment

ICAC questions 10 over suspected vote buying

The city's top graft buster has interviewed about 10 people, included a defeated candidate with strong mainland and rural connections, over alleged vote buying during the Legislative Council election last month.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:35am

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