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    13 APR 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category

    Party Politics

    Issue

    • CE election spending limits proposed to increase

    News Content

    • The government proposed to raise the election expenses limit for the Chief Executive election from HK$9.5 million to HK$ 13 million.
    • The proposed raise was mainly due to (1) inflation; (2) increase in the number of Election Committee from 800 to 1,200 for the March 2012 election. The government believes the increase could help the candidates’ message out.

     

    Questions

    • The proposed raise is not justified, as CE election is only a small-circle election, i.e. only 1,200 people are allowed to vote.
    • The proposed raise will widen the gap between pro-establishment camp and pan-democrat camp’s resources in the election. It institutionalizes the injustices.