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    7 Oct 2010 列印 E-mail

    Category

       Constitutional Development

    Issue

    • Party Politics urged by former Exco Chief

    News Content

    • In an interview on the RTHK program television program Legco Review, former executive council convenor Chung Sze-yuen said Hong Kong could only attain real democracy by introducing party politics, under which the chief executive came from a ruling political party, and be elected through universal suffrage.
    • Chung is very critical of the political appointment system, describing them as a ragtag group who have failed to help the chief executive improve governance.
    • Allen Lee Peng-fei, the program host said Chung had done something, including calling Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung Oi-sie, as part of his efforts in promoting the passing of the resolutions by the legislature. Lee however did not elaborate.  

    Questions

    • Mr. Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee said on 7 June that under the Basic Law, future chief executive candidates should be nominated by a ‘broadly representative’ nominating committee through democratic procedures, renewing fears that a mechanism would be created to weed out chief executive candidates not favored by Beijing,
    • The central government holds a conservative notion of universal suffrage, only limited it to right to vote. Therefore the equal and universal right to vote is no longer an issue.