Lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May TseLawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May Tse
Lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May Tse
Peter Emerson
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Emerson

How Hong Kong’s democracy can evolve to break the ‘blue’ versus ‘yellow’ political deadlock

  • While most elected bodies in democracies make decisions based on binary voting, the winner-takes-all approach will only widen social divisions
  • A system that captures the highest average preference would be more inclusive

Lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May TseLawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May Tse
Lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen (right) takes a strong stand during the election of the chairman of the Legislative Council’s finance committee on October 14. Across two days, pro-democracy lawmakers raised repeated procedural questions and tried to delay the proceedings. Photo: May Tse
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