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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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Hong Kong’s interminable televised election debates

Hong Kong’s interminable televised election debates

They’re colourful, long and often combative but do TV election forums need reform?

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Where they stand on the issues – New Territories East

Where they stand on the issues – New Territories East

In this installment of our series on how Legislative Council election candidates responded to the questions first time voters told us they most wanted to ask them, we turn to the geographical constituency with the most competing lists, New Territories East.

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Close to 40 per cent of young people would support pro-independence candidates

Close to 40 per cent of young people would support pro-independence candidates

A Varsity survey of more than 300 young voters has found that 41 per cent of respondents identified with the localist camp and 38 per cent of respondents said they were likely to or would definitely vote for a candidate who advocates Hong Kong independence.

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My First Vote – Lee Shing-chun

My First Vote – Lee Shing-chun

Lee Shing-chun, 20, says the current splits in society are worrying. Lee says that when people respect one another, the existence of many different voices demonstrate diversity. But when people start insulting those who hold different views, diversity is twisted into increasing polarisation. He hopes society can remain rational while discussing various issues. “A hundred people […]

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Where they stand on the issues – New Territories West

Where they stand on the issues – New Territories West

New Territories West candidates answer questions on the issues first-time voters care the most about Today, in our series on how  candidates responded to the questions first time voters told us they most wanted to ask them, we turn to the hotly contested New Territories West Constituency where 20 lists are vying for nine seats. […]

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In it for the longer term – profile of a young election campaigner

In it for the longer term – profile of a young election campaigner

Apart from the candidates themselves, volunteers have also been busy campaigning for Sunday’s Legislative Council Election. Varsity interviews a young volunteer who wants to help construct a Hong Kong identity at district level.

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Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

In the third part of our series on where candidates stand on issues first-time voters in Sunday’s Legislative Council Election care most about, we look at Kowloon East.

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The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

Social media has become a hotly contested battleground for elections in Hong Kong and the upcoming Legislative Council Election is no exception. But do likes, shares and comments translate into votes? Varsity analyses Facebook fanpages of candidates in one geographical constituency to try and learn more.

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