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