Hong Kong political reform

In June 2015, Hong Kong lawmakers voted on a political reform proposal for how to elect the city's leader by universal suffrage in 2017. Based on a framework approved by Beijing, the plan limited the number of candidates to two or three, with victory going to a person who could win majority support from a 1,200-strong nominating committee. Arguing the arrangement would not offer genuine universal suffrage, pan-democratic lawmakers opposed the plan, which failed as pro-establishment lawmakers did not produce enough votes to secure its passage.