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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Lesser Evil

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Lesser Evil

“Lesser evil” refers to supporting a less undesirable pro-establishment candidate in the small-circle Chief Executive election.

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Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector

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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Thunderbolt Rescuers

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Thunderbolt Rescuers
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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Kingmaker

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Kingmaker

When pro-democracy candidates won an unprecedented 327 seats on the 1200 member Election Committee,  some commentators started to discuss whether the group – making up more than a quarter of the body that nominates and elects the Chief Executive – could act as a “kingmaker”. What does this mean?

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Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Conspirary theories

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Conspirary theories

All signs point to Carrie Lam being Beijing’s favourite for the Chief Executive’s job but one popular theory attests that this is just a smokescreen, and that Xi Jinping’s pick is really John Tsang. What are we to make of conspiracy theories at election time?

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Chief Executive Election 2017 terminology – D-Day

Chief Executive Election 2017 terminology – D-Day

In the first of our election buzzwords, we bring you D-Day:

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Comparison of policy platforms of would-be Chief Executive candidates

Comparison of policy platforms of would-be Chief Executive candidates

Where do the four main would-be candidates for the Chief Executive election stand on issues like tax, education and housing?  

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Timeline for the 2017 Chief Executive election

Timeline for the 2017 Chief Executive election
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LegCo Election 2016 Results

LegCo Election 2016 Results

Graphics showing how the camps align in the new Legislative Council were pro-democracy forces retain their crucial veto power, and the full lists of winners in the geographical seats.

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Where they stand on the issues – District Council ‘superseats’

Where they stand on the issues – District Council ‘superseats’

The last installment of “Where they stand on the issues” covers the District Council functional constituency, popularly known as ‘superseats’. The recent withdrawal of three pan-democrat candidate lists has intensified competition for two candidate lists vying for the fifth seat in the functional constituency.

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