Archive for the ‘District Council Polls 2015’ Category

Next Term of the District Councils: Distribution of Seats by Political Affiliation

Next Term of the District Councils: Distribution of Seats by Political Affiliation

How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution of seats by political affiliation according to 2015 election results.

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Results of Incumbent District Councillors in the 2015 District Council elections

Results of Incumbent District Councillors in the 2015 District Council elections

While district councillors’ work mostly focuses on district affairs, they can also be elected as lawmakers in the Legislative Council through “super district council” seats. 2015 district council election is seen as a litmus test for both the pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps one year after the Occupy Movement. It can also affect the superseats race in […]

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2015 District Council polls saw record-high voter turnout rate

2015 District Council polls saw record-high voter turnout rate

The 2015 District Council elections saw a record high 1.47 million people voting, with a record-breaking turnout rate of around 47%. The highest turnouts were in the Tsuen Wan, Southern and Sham Shui Po Districts, while the lowest was in Tuen Mun. Voter turnout rate as at 9:30 p.m. – one hour before poll stations closed […]

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Sound Feature on Tuen Mun Lok Tsui – most contested constituency in the District Council polls

Sound Feature on Tuen Mun Lok Tsui – most contested constituency in the District Council polls

Tuen Mun Lok Tsui is one of the most competitive districts in this year’s District Council election. Six candidates from different political backgrounds are fighting for one seat. Albert Ho Chun-yan from the Democratic Party is fighting for his fifth win in the district. Compared with previous elections, he says he faces a lot of […]

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Key Terms of the 2015 District Council Polls

Key Terms of the 2015 District Council Polls

In a series of infographics, we explain to you some of the key terms you should know about the 2015 District Council elections: umbrella soldiers, parachute candidate, super district councillor and vote-rigging.

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Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo served as a district councillor for seven years and a legislator for 17 years. But he says Hong Kong’s elected representatives have little power to change policies due to an unjust political system. At 55 years-old, Cheng says he is too tired and discouraged to run again.

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Political Landscape of the District Council – are independent candidates really independent?

Political Landscape of the District Council – are independent candidates really independent?

We bring to you the political landscape of this year’s District Council election. Are “independent candidates” really independent? Why is it difficult to decode “independent candidates”? We explain to you through a few graphics.

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Ole Chiu – Serving the people through politics instead of medicine

Ole Chiu – Serving the people through politics instead of medicine

Full-time nurse Ole Chiu of the post-Occupy group Youngspiration explains why he is standing against a pan-democrat as well as a pro-establishment candidate in the 2015 District Council Election.

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What you should know about District Council Voting

What you should know about District Council Voting

To prepare you for tomorrow’s District Council polls, we present a brief guide to voting, letting you know who is eligible to vote, what happens at the polling station, and several reminders for voters.  

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Football: A New Way to Promote Civic Awareness?

Football: A New Way to Promote Civic Awareness?

Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs experiment with new ways to arouse civic awareness and contribute to the community. By Kelly Wong Kenny Poon Kwan-yin was anxious. The 28-year-old convenor of the group Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs was organising a football watching  party. This was the first time they had such an event […]

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