Date
16 December 2017
Occupy Central organizer Benny Tai says 15 nomination proposals have been cut back to three. 
Photo: HKEJ
Occupy Central organizer Benny Tai says 15 nomination proposals have been cut back to three. Photo: HKEJ

Occupy Central shortlists 3 CE nomination plans

Occupy Central supporters winnowed 15 proposals for nominating candidates for the 2017 chief executive election down to three Tuesday, ahead of another poll on June 22, Ming Pao Daily News reported Wednesday.

The roughly 2,600 voters from the movement gave the greatest support to proposals from the education sector, the Alliance for True Democracy and People Power.

All three plans advocated public nomination, and together claimed around 90 percent of the votes in the third “deliberation day” organized by the movement Tuesday. Eight moderate proposals failed, including ones from former chief secretary Anson Chan’s Hong Kong 2020 think tank and Civic Party lawmaker and legislator Ronny Tong.

Movement organizer Benny Tai said the vote was an internal event and does not necessarily represent all Hong Kong people on the issue. 

Vice president Li Yuanchao said Hong Kong’s political reform should be based on the Basic Law and if Occupy Central takes place, it might delay proposed universal suffrage for 2017.

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