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    26 Oct 2010 列印 E-mail

    Category

       Constitutional Development

    Issue

    • Electoral methods of Legislative Council and Chief Executive in 2010

    News Content

    • The government is prepared to unveil its plans on selecting the chief executive and forming the Legislative Council in 2012 on Saturday.
    • It is widely reported that candidates for the five new seats in the district council functional constituency seats in the Legislative Council in 2012 would need to secure the nominations of 15 elected district councilors, 5 nominations up from the current 10.
    • The government may propose the eligibility of the new seats in the district council functional constituency would be restricted to serving district councilors.
    • And the new five seats should be elected by proportional representation, with Hong Kong as one single constituency.

    Questions

    • The government’s proposal seems to tighten the right to stand, as the threshold for the nominations is raised from current 10 to 15.
    • The new five legislators selected from one single constituency instead of five geographical constituencies may have a greater mandate, increasing the resistance to the final abolition of functional constituencies.

    Press for Action

    • All voters for the new five seats in the district council should be allowed to nominate or stand.
    • The new five seats should be selected from five geographical constituencies, instead of one single large constituency.