The debate on the Chief Executive's Policy Address erupted into a war of words yesterday about whether Tung Chee-hwa should serve another term. Those critical of Mr Tung said he should step down in light of growing grievances, while his supporters said ousting him would not help the economy. Debating the policy speech - the last of Mr Tung's five-year term - Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of the Frontier, said the Chief Executive had been evasive on the question of whether he would stand for re-election. 'We don't have a democratic system. What's more unfortunate is that we have an incompetent Chief Executive who wants to stay on. The result is that the public has totally lost confidence,' she said. Mr Tung has repeatedly dodged the question of whether he will run again. But he recently said he was determined to continue serving Hong Kong 'unswervingly' when asked whether he would stand for re-election following the criticism of his performance. Independent unionist Leung Yiu-chung said 'small-circle' elections delivered incompetent leaders. The next Chief Executive will be chosen by the 800-member Election Committee in March. Without naming Mr Tung, Mr Leung said 'a foul pot grows foul grass. The kind of system will determine the kind of person elected'. Paraphrasing Premier Zhu Rongji's recent comments about the SAR being indecisive, Emily Lau Wai-hing, of the Frontier, said Mr Tung sometimes rushed into decisions, such as freezing the sale of Home Ownership Scheme flats. 'Sometimes it's just discussions without decisions and decisions without implementation. But sometimes it's implementation without discussions. 'Some people demand Mr Tung should step down immediately while others [would] let him stay until the end of his term and then give way to others. 'I hope the Chief Executive will carefully consider [these views],' she said. Pro-Beijing legislators also said the administration had been indecisive, but disagreed that Mr Tung should be removed. Ip Kwok-him, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, questioned whether replacing the leader would improve the economic situation. 'We should not indulge in the issue of who is the Chief Executive. It would only divert the focus from how to solve the problem,' he said. Fellow DAB legislator Yeung Yiu-chung said attempts to topple Mr Tung when his popularity was low were unfair.