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A sham that demands attention

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission is urging people to be concerned and take an interest in the selection of the next chief executive, who is set to be chosen from a running pack of three by an elite, small circle Election Committee made up of only 1,194 people on March 26.

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Record number apply for Election Committee

HONG KONG (UCAN): A record-breaking number of applications was received by the diocese in Hong Kong to fill the 10 positions allocated to the Catholic Church from the 60 allotted to the religious sector for a seat on the Election Committee that chooses the chief executive.

The diocese received a record 318 applications to fill the 10 spots, a sevenfold up on the last election in 2012. The final 10 were decided by lottery overseen by officials from the Electoral Commission.

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Election Committee screens out candidates

The nomination period for the Election Committee, which will choose the next chief executive of Hong Kong, ended on November 14.

While the Catholic Church is allocated 10 of the 60 seats for the religious sector, Pan-Democrats are running in other sub-sectors in the hope of making an impact on public opinion, setting an election agenda and even affecting a directional change.








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Protestant rumblings over Election Committee

HONG KONG (UCAN): The increasing bickering and polarisation in Hong Kong politics has spread into the Churches, where some criticism over their selection procedures for representatives on the Election Committee that chooses a chief executive has been expressed.

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