The pro-democracy camp will renegotiate its electoral lineup in Kowloon East this week after a last-minute withdrawal by one of the Legco candidates. Democrat Fred Li Wah-ming, who is seeking re-election in the constituency, said yesterday allies would probably meet tomorrow to hammer out the strongest list of candidates for the September polls. One of the options is inviting prominent barrister Alan Leong Kah-kit to switch from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon East. Alternatively, allies from The Frontier and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) may be asked to form a joint ticket with the Democrats to maximise the chances of winning. But Mr Li said the situation would become clearer only in a week or two after discussions. The pro-democracy camp's co-ordination efforts for the polls suffered a setback on Saturday when ADPL vice-chairman Bruce Liu Sing-lee said he would pull out of Kowloon East in favour of Kowloon West. The surprise announcement, which came just one day after the pro-democracy camp unveiled its lineup after long-running negotiations, has forced the hopefuls back to the negotiation table. The number of seats in Kowloon East will increase by one to five in September. The existing four seats are now split between the Democrats and the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong. It is understood that recent polls conducted by the pro-democracy camp found the Democrats could secure 38 per cent of the votes, which would give them two seats. Together with allies such as Andrew To Kwan-hang from The Frontier and Mr Liu of the ADPL, the percentage exceeded 50 per cent, which would give the pro-democracy camp an upper hand in securing the third seat. DAB incumbents Chan Yuen-han and Chan Kam-lam, who are seeking re-election, secured 30-plus per cent and 10 per cent respectively.