The 405 popularly elected district councillors will elect from among their number six lawmakers under a proportional representation system if the latest government proposal on electoral reform for 2012 is approved. Using proportional representation will allow members of political groups other than the dominant party in the districts to win some seats. Under a block-voting system, the biggest party would probably win all the seats. District councils are dominated by Beijing loyalists. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong won 117 seats in the 2007 poll. The Democratic Party, the main pan-democratic group, won 59. How many of the six Legislative Council seats each camp would win will be determined in part by the results of next year's district council elections. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen described the government proposal as a response to the demands of the pan-democratic camp. But pan-democrats said they had made no such request. In addition to the elected district councillors, 100 are appointed by the government. Pan-democrats want those seats scrapped. Tang said that if Legco approved the government's reforms for 2012, the government would initiate discussion on the idea of scrapping them. He would not say if debate would go ahead if the proposals were vetoed.