The Democratic Party has said it will refuse to join Tung Chee-hwa's cabinet, if invited. The remarks came as political parties expressed mixed views on whether the pro-democracy camp should be drafted into the Executive Council to help smooth the process of governance. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has said he will soon conclude a review on the council's composition. Members held the first meeting after the summer break yesterday. Democrat Yeung Sum said that even if members of Democratic Party members were appointed to Exco, this 'would only be a cosmetic gesture' and the party would just be a 'political vase', or a decoration. He said the solution to better executive-legislative relations would be to implement universal suffrage. Meanwhile, Mr Tung will meet lawmakers of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong today. He will meet the Liberals on Thursday to listen to their views on governance. The Democrats said they had been given a tentative slot for a meeting in the next two to three days.