If Hong Kong could elect a president, who would you nominate?

Walter Mak Kiu-shun, 15, Ma On Shan St Joseph's Secondary School

I would nominate Alan Leong Kah-kit of the Civic Party. He was a candidate in the 2007 chief executive election. Although he lost, he gained valuable experience. Hong Kong needs a considerate, eloquent leader like Leong.

Jennifer Chan Quian-ying, 15, Marymount Secondary School

I would pick Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee without any hesitation. She always sticks to her democratic beliefs, and has plenty of experience in local politics. She is also charming, and as former chairwoman of the Bar Association, she would be the perfect presidential candidate.

Amy Lau Yeung-yeung, 16, Diocesan Girls' School

Look around you ... you can easily find businesses owned by Li Ka-shing. These include Watsons, ParknShop, Fortress and Hong Kong Electric. He is Hong Kong's 'Superman', and with his experience and charisma, he would be a great president who would bring prosperity to Hong Kong.

Sheren Ku, 16, St Mary's Canossian College

I would nominate McDull as the president of Hong Kong. McDull might be simple-minded and not very intelligent, but at least his intentions are good. Nowadays a lot of politicians are power-hungry. McDull, who is always optimistic, would make a good president and spiritual leader.

Jacky Chow Cheuk-ki, 14, Carmel Secondary School

If Hong Kong could elect a president, I would pick former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. She is well known in Hong Kong and has a lot of experience in the political scene. I believe she would be able to ensure better governance in Hong Kong.

Emma Tsoi, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

My choice would be Lee Lai-shan, who won the 1996 Atlanta Olympics windsurfing gold medal. Although she has retired from the sport, I believe she still has an athlete's determination to succeed. I'm sure she would serve Hong Kong well, and the people would have confidence in her leadership skills. She would implement reasonable policies and lead the city to glory, like she did at the Olympics.

Alex Ko, 15, Po Leung Kuk No. 1 W.H. Cheung College

It's got to be Wong Yuk-man, who threw a banana at Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen at a Legislative Council meeting to express his utmost disappointment with the administration.

The lawmaker has shown great determination to fight social inequities, such as the widening wealth gap. Besides, it would be interesting to see what a man who always opposes government policies would do if he became president.

Dorothy Yim, 14, St Paul's Convent School

I'd nominate Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan. Chan is a leader of the younger generation, and she promotes ideas which can help build a more sustainable future for Hong Kong. She fights for our rights and the government is willing to hear her views.

Qurahtulain, 19, Youth College

I would choose Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen because he has enough knowledge of how the Legislative Council works and of Hong Kong to be a successful leader. Moreover, he has a good relationship with the mainland. Although some people might disagree with me, I think he would be the best candidate for the job. Also, I really like his signature bow tie.

Kelvin Yu Chun-yin, 12, Sing Yin Secondary School

Former Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong would be the ideal person for the job because he has made a major contribution to Hong Kong's economy. For example, he spent HK$118 billion buying stocks to fend off speculators during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. If he became president, I think he would safeguard our interests and raise Hong Kong's living standards.