Hong Kong’s district council election was held on November 24, 2019. The opposition bloc won 392 out of 452 seats, while their pro-establishment rivals took the remaining 60.
‘Patriots’ may be having a clear field in Hong Kong’s district council poll, but one can only hope ballots to come are more representative.
New arrangements need to be fully understood so as not to compromise integrity of Hong Kong polls established over many years.
Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang also says authorities will not force civil servants to vote in first district council poll since overhaul of municipal bodies.
Readers discuss the ills of excessive air conditioning and lighting, local TV rehashing formulaic content, and feeling neglected in the government’s push to drum up voter enthusiasm.
Constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang says list of appointees under revamped system likely to be announced days after poll, leaving no time to consider election contenders.
Cathay spokesman says aim is to ‘facilitate Hong Kong residents living on mainland’ returning and actively participating in December 10 poll.
City leader John Lee says overhaul of municipal bodies will help the government better understand people’s needs, calls on civil servants to lead by example and vote.
‘Rival candidates’ from same party share similar campaign messages, Post check of poll website shows.
Readers discuss the dismissal of Indonesia’s chief justice for conflict of interest, the lack of understanding in Middle East reporting, and why Hongkongers must get out to vote in the district council election.
Trial scheme will involve frontline officers from patrol subunits working in pairs or groups of three, according to insider.
Government says it will turn two schools near Sheung Shui MTR station into polling sites for December 10 vote.
Judicial review applicant Kwok Cheuk-kin argues the government has violated residents’ right to stand for election by requiring them to first receive nominations.
Home affairs chief Alice Mak defends revamped district council system after opposition hopefuls, some pro-establishment parties fail to secure any backing.
City leader John Lee touts revised electoral system after opposition and some pro-establishment hopefuls failed to secure nominations by Monday’s deadline.
Some pro-establishment groups have also complained that revamped electoral rules made it harder for their members to join the December 10 race.
Time running out for opposition figures who have failed to get district council poll backing from three district committees.
City leader says struggling candidates in first district council poll since overhaul should self-reflect, after some contenders report uphill battle.
Opposition bloc candidate Kwok Wai-shing says efforts are likely to be no match for larger political parties that have access to more funding and volunteers.
Opposition hopefuls say they have yet to win support from members, while pro-establishment parties say backing for nearly 170 representatives is strong as city gears up for first revamped district council poll.
Home affairs chief Alice Mak addresses concerns over possible advantages for community care team members thinking of running in December 10 poll.
Six Democratic Party election candidates to stand, instead of previously reported eight, in stark contrast with more than 100 from pro-Beijing rival.
City leader insists authorities will continue to relay queries from hopefuls to district-level committee members from which candidates must secure nominations.
Critics have said access to constituents enjoyed by government-funded teams could be exploited by candidates to drum up support in December 10 election.
Gary Chan becomes chairman of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, replacing Starry Lee, who said she would stand down last month.