Liberal Parties

Pan-democrats win enough seats to join race

The pan-democrats are set to win a place in the race for chief executive after the camp and its allies collected 205 seats on the Election Committee.

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011, 12:00am

Sore losers

Now that the dust has finally settled, it's clear to all that the pan-democratic camp is the biggest loser in the district council elections. Radical democrats - the League of Social Democrats and People Power party - suffered some of the worst results; between their six incumbents, only one held onto a seat.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Moderate democrats mull merger

A moderate pan-democratic group is canvassing the views of its members on its future development, including whether to merge with the Democratic Party.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fierce battles likely in district council elections

More than three million voters have the chance to take part in what are set to be the most heated district council elections in recent years.

In the November polls, voters will cast their eye over more political groups than in the past as the more radical groups have split from the dominant mainstream parties.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

League chief takes off gloves in attack on founder as woes boil over

Infighting in the fractured League of Social Democrats went head-to-head yesterday, with the current chairman for the first time explicitly asking the founding chairman to 'refrain from triggering further conflict'.

League chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang said founder Wong Yuk-man should assume responsibility for the endless factional fighting since September.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Democrats vote in new blood

The Democratic Party may have just lost 30 members that disagreed with the party's stance on constitutional reform and wanted a more radical approach, but it has simultaneously been injected with new blood.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A more united Democratic Party predicted as Young Turks leave

Thirty radical members left the Democratic Party yesterday, accusing their leaders of betraying the people and slowing the pace towards universal suffrage.

The split means the loss of about 4 per cent of party members, including seven district councillors. However, party elders did not lament the departure of the so-called Young Turks.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Are the Democrats on a centrist path?

When the Democratic Party broke with its pan-democrat allies to negotiate a compromise on electoral reform, there was speculation the party had started to walk a more centrist path towards the government.

9 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Core alliance member accused of smearing

A core member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China has been accused of smearing the group.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Low turnout, infighting at annual democracy march

Amid uncertainty about the pace of democratisation - and fierce heat - the number of participants in yesterday's annual July 1 march fell by at least a quarter from last year.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats 'may face attacks' in July 1 march

Amid intensifying criticism being levelled at the Democratic Party for its support of the government's reform proposal, the League of Social Democrats said it could not control any radical action by its supporters during the annual July 1 march.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats rule out joining administration

The Democratic Party will not join the ruling coalition nor accept appointments to the Executive Council despite its support for a revised political reform package.

Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said yesterday that the party would strive to build a constructive working relationship with the government in the future but would be a 'credible opposition'.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Young activists aim for huge June 23 rally

The Legislative Council building could once again become the symbolic target for twenty-something activists increasingly disaffected by the government's stance on political reform. This time, even the Democratic Party may not be spared from accusations of 'selling out' Hong Kong.

14 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Pan-democrat alliance indicates it will reject political reform package

Pan-democrats will vote down the government's political reform package in its current form and attempt a vote of no confidence in the chief executive if no amendments are made to it.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Pursue dialogue with Beijing, Lee tells party

Veteran Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming has urged his party to continue communications with Beijing even after Legco's vote on the government's constitutional reform package.

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am