Provisional Legislative Council

Tony Tse Wai-chuen criticises Leung Chun-ying in bid for Legco seat

A supporter of Leung Chun-ying's who is now running for the Legislative Council has criticised the chief executive for failing to lay down a clear and effective housing policy in his first months in office.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:27pm

Legal-sector candidates for Legislative Council election clash at radio forum

Two legal-sector candidates for the Legislative Council election exchanged fire yesterday over their alleged links with the mainland. Both insisted they were pro-democracy candidates.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:08am

Political drama sequels and reruns aplenty at this year's Book Fair

The city's political battles will reverberate at this year's Book Fair, when publishers release more books on current affairs than in previous years, written by both those in government and their critics.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An article on page A4 yesterday on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's new cabinet, 'It's time for the big sell', incorrectly stated that lawmaker Paul Chan Mo-po had voted against Leung's government restructuring proposal. In fact, Chan had abstained from the vote in Legco on June 21.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Provisional Legco 'was misled on jail-term law'

A High Court judge says the provisional Legislative Council was misled into passing an unconstitutional law that bans anyone awaiting a short jail term from standing for election.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y. in plea to push through restructuring

Leung Chun-ying made a fresh call to lawmakers yesterday to approve his restructuring of the government before he takes office on July 1, saying it was key to solving housing problems.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ada Wong tipped as culture minister

Arts critic Ada Wong Ying-kay is expected to take up the post of culture minister to lead a newly created bureau, the South China Morning Post has learned.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-arts chief may run for Legco seat

Former Arts Development Council chairman Ma Fung-kwok (left) is 'seriously considering' running to represent the sports, performing arts, culture and publications sector in September's Legislative Council election.

His announcement comes amid growing discontent with the performance of sector lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Freedom to run polls is not at risk, academic says

The findings of a study on freedom to publish opinion polls in more than 60 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, will be published in June, when the city hosts its first international conference on polling.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Long Hair impeachment bid rests on Civic Party

The Civic Party could decide the outcome of a lawmakers' vote, expected tomorrow, on whether 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung can keep his legislator's seat after he was given a two-month jail sentence.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

For Tien, odds of hung vote high

There's a one-in-three chance no chief executive candidate will get the required majority when the 1,193 electors vote, says an ally of scandal-hit contender Henry Tang Ying-yen. About 300 swing votes are pivotal to the outcome, Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun says.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Muckraking of truly epic proportions

The News

As chief executive candidates are coming under increased scrutiny, concerns are mounting whether any candidate will be able to secure the 601 votes from the Election Committee needed for a win.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Leung gets the luck of the draw

The draw may have been random but the result was an accurate reflection of their popularity at a weekend forum on green issues.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Seven sentenced for fake address in district election

Seven Hong Kong men living in Shenzhen were given suspended jail terms for using a false address to register to vote in Yuen Long in the district council elections last year.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Regina Ip is first pick of second-string choices

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is the most popular alternative choice from the pro-establishment camp to join the chief executive race, according to the latest South China Morning Post-University of Hong Kong poll.

The poll - conducted on Monday and Tuesday - came as the New People's Party chairwoman jumped back into a race she had ruled herself out of last year.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am