Sunday, March 1, 2015   

'Good idea' for alternative models in CE election
(03-21 18:07)

International legal scholars meeting in Hong Kong to discuss political reform, have agreed that the territory could have free and fair elections without adopting public nomination.
Pan-democrat politicians have been demanding that ordinary voters should nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive poll. But both the Central and SAR governments have argued that a such a move would violate the Basic Law.
Professor Carole Petersen, from the University of Hawaii's School of Law, suggested that it would be a 'good idea' for supporters of public nomination to consider alternative models, provided they accurately reflect the will of the people.
She said that representation on the nominating committee must widened. --RTHK   
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