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
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