Monday, August 3, 2015   

CY submits report to NPC
(07-15 15:00)

The Chief Executive has submitted a report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee on political reform, saying that the majority of Hong Kong people are eager to have universal suffrage in the chief executive election in 2017.
While the report did not directly rule out the option of allowing the general electorate to nominate CE candidates, it stressed that the power of nomination is only vested in a nominating committee and that such power of nomination must not be undermined or bypassed.
The report also pointed out that the community generally agrees that the future leader must love the country and love Hong Kong.
The NPCSC is expected to make an initial decision on the SAR's reform path in late August.
Separately, the Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, has briefed legislators Tuesday on the results of a government public consultation on the 2017 Chief Executive and 2016 Legislative Council polls.
Lam acknowledged the hope of some people for civil nomination and said the government would reflect these views to Beijing. --RTHK   
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