Sunday, November 23, 2014   

Lam pessimistic about reform
(06-30 10:57)

The convener of the Executive Council, Lam Woon-kwong, has said it will be a real test for the government to come up with a political reform proposal that will satisfy the public while also complying with the Basic Law.
He was speaking to RTHK after more than 787,000 people voted in an unofficial referendum on political reform organized by the Occupy Central movement, with a proposal by the Alliance for True Democracy declared the public's favorite.
Lam called the voter turnout "significant", saying the public's voices must be heard. But he added that it would not be easy for the government to find a consensus.
All three choices on the ballot paper involved civil nomination, something the central and SAR governments have repeatedly ruled out.
Pollsters also said that 88 percent of voters wanted the Legislative Council to veto any government reform proposal that does not satisfy international standards of universal suffrage. --RTHK   
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