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...

More submit bids for Election Committee seats

People who hope to join the powerful Election Committee said on Monday that they want to ensure patriots govern Hong Kong, while seeking a stable and prosperous society for businesses to operate in. They made the comments on day three of the nomination period for the committee, which has been...

Blinken: HK poll revamp won’t bring stability

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused Beijing of continuing to undermine democratic institutions in Hong Kong and called on central government and SAR authorities to release and drop charges against everyone charged under the national security law. He made the remarks in a statement on Thursday, hours after...

Bulgaria to hold new polls after parties fail to form govt

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev speaks after receiving back the mandate to form a new government from the former world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria's anti-establishment party There is Such a Nation (TSN), in Sofia, on April 28, 2021. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP) SOFIA - Bulgaria is to hold a...

Liberals ‘won’t contest directly elected seats’

2021-04-17 HKT 10:03" title="Liberal Party leader Felix Chung says his party would be less competitive in the contest for directly elected LegCo seats. File photo: RTHK"> Liberal Party leader Felix Chung says his party would be less competitive in the contest for directly elected LegCo seats. File photo: RTHK Liberal...

Win for Ivorian ruling party bolsters Ouattara’s authority

Workers of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) count ballots after the closure of the polling stations during the legislative elections, in Abidjan, on March 6, 2021. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) Ivory Coast’s ruling party retained its parliamentary majority in elections held last weekend, bolstering President Alassane Ouattara’s hold on power...