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The Democratic Party does not run for the Legislative Council Li Huaming or resigns Lam Cheng: the new system welcomes different political positions

2021-10-12T03:45:18.303Z

The nomination period for the general election of the Legislative Council will begin at the end of this month. The Democratic Party’s internal selection mechanism for elections closed yesterday (11th), and no one submitted the form, which means that the Democratic Party will not send members to run for the Legislative Council election in December. Chief Executive



The nomination period for the general election of the Legislative Council will begin at the end of this month. The Democratic Party's internal election selection mechanism closed for applications yesterday (11th), and no one submitted the form, which means that the Democratic Party will not send members to run for the Legislative Council election in December.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said before attending the executive meeting today (12) that whether political parties encourage party members to stand for election can not be left to her comment, emphasizing that as long as they meet the requirements of patriots, the new electoral system still welcomes people with different political positions and opinions to stand for election.


Li Huaming, the veteran of the Democratic Party who supported the election, said that he was like a "dissident" in the party, and he "fees so difficult to stay."


When asked whether the Democratic Party has not signed up to run for the Legislative Council, whether it is a protest against the new electoral system, Carrie Lam said: "Every political party thinks that a certain election will encourage party members to run for the election. It's not my responsibility. speak".

She pointed out that after the election system is perfected, people with different political positions and opinions are still welcome to stand for election as long as they meet the requirements of the patriots.

She emphasized that the current requirements of patriots are clear, and there is also a mechanism for reviewing committee members. Therefore, she hopes that everyone who is interested in improving the status quo of Hong Kong, entering the political system, and being able to improve the economy and social environment under the implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" will consider participating in legislation. Will elect.

Luo Jianxi: The decision to participate in this election is a one-time decision by the



Democratic Party to finalize the internal party selection mechanism at the end of last month. Party members who intend to stand for election must obtain 20 member nominations from their regional branches and 5 member nominations from each of the remaining 4 regional branches.

Han Dongfang, the only member of the Western New Territories branch who was interested in the election, was unable to "qualify" to participate in the party selection because he failed to obtain enough nominations.

Democratic Party Chairman Law Kin-hee stated on a commercial channel program this morning that a party member could not obtain enough nominations and did not receive any party members to submit an application form. This year's Legislative Council election will not send anyone to stand for election.

He reiterated that the nomination threshold is reasonable. In the past, party members had to "pass five barriers and kill six generals." To do polls and win the support of district councillors, etc., the mechanism failed to achieve this time and make adjustments. If party members participate in the party It should be easy to pass the nomination threshold.

He also said that the Democratic Party still has a small number of district councillors and will insist on district service. There will be more room for participation in future elections. He emphasized that the decision to participate in this election is a one-off.

He believes that it is difficult to have no seats, but in the future, the relationship between each district and the residents will be maintained. He also said that he did not expect a wave of retreat within the party, and hoped to persuade Li Huaming to stay low.

The veteran of the Democratic Party, Li Huaming, once stated that if the Democratic Party does not send people to stand for election, it will consider leaving the party.

On the same program, he reiterated that the Democratic Party would not be able to exert influence without membership, and lamented that its opinions were not accepted. They were like "dissidents" in the party, "feeling so difficult to stay", and said that they do not know how to stay. how long.

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Source: hk1

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