Figures suggest few elections needed for EC seats

Elections will likely not be needed for the majority of seats on the Election Committee, with the number of names put forward roughly matching the places available as the nomination period comes to an end. Of the 1,500 seats on the body, 982 were originally designated to be returned through...

Elections likely for 13 out of 36 EC subsectors

Elections will not be needed for many of the seats on the Election Committee, with the number of names put forward only slightly exceeding the number of places available as the nomination period comes to an end on Thursday, Of the 1,500 seats on the powerful body, 982 are designated...

Election committee poll hours cut after voter cull

The polling time for upcoming Election Committee Subsector Elections will be reduced from 15 hours to nine, officials say, now Beijing's overhaul of the SAR's election system has slashed the number of eligible voters. Around 8,000 people will be able to vote in the polls, compared to about 250,000 in...

High Court bails 12th Legco primaries suspect

The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to another of the 47 people facing a subversion charge for taking part in the pro-democracy camp’s Legco primaries last year. Owen Chow, 24, was released on a cash bail of HK$50,000 and a surety of another HK$50,000. Justice Esther Toh ordered the...

Elections not the only way to join politics: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Saturday that taking part in elections is not the only way for people to pursue a career in politics, appealing to talents to join the administration. Speaking at a seminar hosted by the pro-government DAB party, Lam said one of the aims of Beijing...

Legco elections to be held in December

Legco elections to be held in December Legco president Andrew Leung revealed on Tuesday that the next Legco elections will take place in December, and that current lawmakers will stay on in the council until then. The polls had been scheduled for September last year, but officials scrapped them, citing...