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United States Presidential Primaries

Chief executive rivals baulk at change to debate rules

A media debate between the three chief executive candidates is in doubt after organisers changed the rules about questioning.

Saturday, 10 March, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Victoria Park's annual shopping spree winds up

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

New US ambassador arrives in Beijing

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

US expats catch Super Tuesday fever and prepare to cast votes

It's Super Tuesday today - when 24 US states, American Samoa and members of Democrats Abroad all have the opportunity to vote for US presidential candidates. In Hong Kong, Democrats Abroad Hong Kong will man three polling stations tonight and throughout the next week.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In poll position

A table in the corner is piled with free fliers and posters - 'Hillary for president', 'Edwards 08' and 'Vote Obama' - but no one needs more than one. The Democrats gathered at a local law office support one candidate or another, but there aren't many people in Hong Kong to give the extras to.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Clinton, McCain victories throw battle for White House wide open

Hillary Rodham Clinton faces the challenging task of re-establishing herself as the clear Democratic frontrunner after dealing rival Barack Obama a stunning defeat in a New Hampshire elections race that also saw Republican John McCain stage a dramatic comeback.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New voting system for US Democrats living in HK

Supporters of America's Democratic Party living in Hong Kong will be able to help choose their presidential candidate through a new global primary election.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'Pan-democrats see reform hurdles' on page A2 on Tuesday stated that proposals on constitutional reform put forward by Alan Hoo sought to block pan-democrats joining the chief executive election.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Selection of party candidate

Almost all politicians in the United States belong to one of two political parties - the Republicans or the Democrats.

Presidential elections are held every four years. A few months before the elections are held, the two parties hold national conven tions to select their candidates for president.

16 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Super Tuesday exposes flaws in primary system

Super Tuesday has evolved from a 1970s system geared to getting rid of the 'smoke-filled room' in which the shadowy party bosses of old would gather behind closed doors to decide who would run for the White House.

But the primary season that has since evolved is now the subject of its own controversy.

7 Mar 2000 - 12:00am