Political Campaign

Authorities should rein in banner activists

Anti-Falun Gong banners have been put up in Tsim Sha Tsui, on Nathan Road, Jordan and in Causeway Bay. Photo: SMP Pictures

While the community is by and large used to roadside campaigns, there are growing concerns that some have become increasingly disturbing. The escalating banner war against Falun Gong, a spiritual group outlawed on the mainland, is a cause for concern.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:52am 1 comment

Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in probe over cash from L'Oreal heiress

Ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy leaves a Bordeaux court. Photo: AFP

It is a sign of how polarising the former president is for the French: Many were suspicious of his close ties to the wealthy and threw him out of office; supporters see him as the only person able to save the country's economy and wish he would return.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

British PM David Cameron hires Boris Johnson's man for 2015 campaign

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has hired an Australian political strategist to mastermind his party's re-election campaign and draw a line under months of policy U-turns that have seen his Conservatives fall in popularity.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Park Geun-Hye warns South Korean voters of stormy waters ahead

South Korea's presidential frontrunner warned yesterday that a "critically transformative" period awaited the Korean peninsula and northeast Asia, marked by political flux and potential instability.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

America's rising Asia vote 'sealed deal' for Barack Obama

"I Voted" stickers were printed in multiple languages, as candidates tried to woo support from crucial minority groups. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama enjoyed soaring support from Asian Americans to win another term, a post-election survey revealed, as voters elected Congress's first Hindu lawmaker.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Maximising turnout key to winning in Ohio

Mitt Romney eyes "Victory in Ohio" at a Columbus rally. Photo: AFP.

After all the fundraising, political ads, rallies, meetings and get-out-the vote efforts, a few counties in just one state - Ohio - could have an outsized say in the outcome of the election.

7 Nov 2012 - 5:26am

Obama and Romney in the home stretch

Barack Obama is enveloped in bear hugs during a campaign rally in Bristow, Virginia, during a gruelling final weekend of campaigning before handing his fate over to voters. Photo: AFP

In the bitter final days of the campaign, "hope" and "change" have made a comeback - at least in President Barack Obama's closing argument.

As he criss-crosses the Midwestern battlegrounds in his shirt sleeves, Obama is firing up supporters with the rallying cry of his 2008 campaign that has not been a major theme of his stump speech for months.

5 Nov 2012 - 2:35pm

US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

US President Barack Obama receives a briefing on the hurricane at the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington on Sunday. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been forced to overhaul their election campaign plans to avoid Hurricane Sandy that was expected to wreak havoc on the US east coast.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Election weary

Children chant slogans as they carry a banner featuring portraits of government officials, including Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (3rd left), during a protest march against a Chinese patriotic education course in Hong Kong July 29, 2012. REUTERS

I may be going out on a limb here, but Hong Kong seems pretty "electioned" out: The Legislative Council election, in less than three weeks, hasn't generated much excitement among the masses.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:31pm

Police disrupt independents' campaigning

Beijing police disrupted a gathering of 13 independent candidates for seats in grass-roots people's congresses yesterday and took away one of the contenders.

It was the second time in a week that police had tried to block election campaigns by the group of independent candidates seeking to stand in district-level polls in November.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Equally wrong

The Electoral Affairs Commission has put forward proposed guidelines on election-related activities. One of them requires online programmes to give equal time to all candidates in election-related programmes. The rules would also prevent candidates from appearing on the online shows they present during the election period.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Smaller groups unveil candidates for district council elections

Contenders from smaller political organisations yesterday launched their campaigns for the district council elections on the eve of the two-week nomination period.

The move came after the Democratic Party and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) unveiled their candidate lineups on Sunday.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Let's hear the issues

Critics of the Legco election campaigns say the emphasis has been on smear and jeer. What substantive issue would you like to hear about from candidates in the last few days of campaigning? Share your views: write to us.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

From cows to e-mail: the evolution of Indian electioneering

With campaigning picking up in the four Indian states going to the polls on Monday, candidates are going hi-tech, using mobile phones and e-mail to get their message across to voters rather than more traditional door-to-door canvassing or posters.

28 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Electioneers try cutting-edge tricks to win hearts, minds and votes

It seems the Philippines lives for judgment day. While the slow legal process may mean that day is some way off for recently arrested former president Joseph Estrada, the time is nigh for more than 60,000 candidates vying for about 17,500 posts in local government and Senate elections on May 14.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am