Labour Party veteran Lee Cheuk-yan (right) hands a banner reading “hypocrisy” to pro-establishment candidate Chan Hoi-yan as Frederick Fung Kin-kee, a pan-democrat running as an independent, looks on at a forum at Commercial Radio, in Kowloon Tong, on October 23. Photo: Edmond So
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong by-elections have become a case study in the pitfalls of too much democracy

  • Alice Wu says the infighting in both the pan-democrat and pro-establishment camps results in a parade of the same old faces and issues come election day
  • Repeated by-elections are leading to voter fatigue that will ultimately set back the city’s political development

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Labour Party veteran Lee Cheuk-yan (right) hands a banner reading “hypocrisy” to pro-establishment candidate Chan Hoi-yan as Frederick Fung Kin-kee, a pan-democrat running as an independent, looks on at a forum at Commercial Radio, in Kowloon Tong, on October 23. Photo: Edmond So
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