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Quit threat over key reform vote

Friday, April 30, 2010

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he is willing to resign his post to vote for controversial electoral reform.

"I will resign from the Legco president's post to vote if it needs one more vote to get the reform passed," Tsang told RTHK yesterday.

"Of course, I hope it will not happen, but I strongly believe the reform package must be passed as it is in the interest of the community.

"Government officials probably also agree my vote is more important than my being Legco president. My post can be temporarily taken by someone else."

Tsang's remarks relate to a pledge he made two years ago while running for the Legco presidency.

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Even though under the legislative framework the Legco president is allowed to vote, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said at the time Tsang would remain neutral, not cast a vote or take part in any debates.

PATSY MOY


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