People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters
People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Legco elections: Benny Tai’s ‘35-plus’ strategy will take Hong Kong nowhere

  • The weekend primary election was part of his plan to coordinate the pan-democratic camp to maximise votes in the September poll
  • The aim is to win a simple majority in Legco, but the threat to weaponise this advantage is overstated. Playing a game of chicken with Beijing has never worked

People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters
People line up to vote in a primary election on July 12 aimed at selecting pro-democracy candidates for the Legislative Council election in September. Photo: Reuters
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.