Friday, October 31, 2014   

Academics want more views
(05-13 18:08)

Eighteen academics -- whose compromise political reform proposal has been rejected by the Occupy Central movement -- have called on media organizations and universities to conduct more polls to find out what electoral changes the public really want.
Three shortlisted reform models chosen by Occupy Central during a forum earlier this month all feature public nomination -- an idea that has already been ruled out by Beijing.
The three proposals will be put to a citywide vote next month. But one of the academics, Brian Fong, said the Occupy Central referendum should not be the only platform for the public to express views.
He also said all pan-democrats need to put aside their differences and fight for a truly democratic chief executive election in 2017. --RTHK   
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