The minority pro-democracy forces in the Election Committee vowed to form a 100-member alliance to push for full universal suffrage elections for Legco and the chief executive by no later than 2007. Democrat Tik Chi-yuen, on a 40-candidate joint ticket in the social welfare subsector, said the ticket would team up with other allies to elect the six legislators and the next chief executive, if the Government empowered the committee to do so. All 40 candidates won seats. Mr Tik admitted the alliance's influence might be minimal, but said: 'We can apply pressure, set the political agenda and ask questions.' He did not rule out the possibility the coalition might nominate its own candidate for the post of chief executive, although it had no candidate in mind. The Basic Law requires a chief executive nominee to be supported by at least 100 committee members. The coalition may include 12 Democrat legislators, four legislators from The Frontier, outgoing Citizens Party lawmaker Christine Loh Kung-wai, non-affiliated legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, unionist Leung Yiu-chung, seven barristers, a few medical subsector members, eight to 10 members of the health services subsector, 10 Professional Teachers' Union members, three to four from the higher education subsector and 14 from the Hong Kong Christian Council and Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. Democrat chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming was not enthusiastic about nominating a chief executive candidate. 'It is still a 'small circle' election. I will not stand for election.' Emily Lau Wai-hing, of The Frontier, said its members would not participate either. 'We don't think people should run. The result is pre-ordained.' Audrey Eu Yuet-mee SC, an Election Committee member in the legal subsector, said the committee should be empowered to choose the chief executive as well. She did not think this would make Tung Chee-hwa an 'overlord' in the two years before he sought a second term. 'If he intends to listen to the views of the 800 members only and ignore the public views, it would be his fault,' Ms Eu said.