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Pro-democracy primaries voting. This weekend July 11 - 12

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    Seems like September elections is going to be a farce again with mass disqualifications (or even mass arrest of pro-democrat candidates). Only "approved" candidates can run.

    This is sadly all too predictable. First they said independence advocates are a threat to national security. Now they are saying pro-democrats are a threat to national security. Next anyone who criticize the government over anything is a threat to national security.

    Last edited by Coolboy; 14-07-2020 at 07:32 PM.
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    Any bets on how this will all go down? With 600,000+ turning out for the primaries, it's not looking too good for the pro-Beijing camp. They must be plotting they way to remain in control... I feel a bit naive and can't say I can see how this will play out. The pro-democracy side has prepared "lists" of candidates so they have back-ups ready...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Any bets on how this will all go down? With 600,000+ turning out for the primaries, it's not looking too good for the pro-Beijing camp. They must be plotting they way to remain in control... I feel a bit naive and can't say I can see how this will play out. The pro-democracy side has prepared "lists" of candidates so they have back-ups ready...
    I think it's clear that either they will pull out all the stops (disqualifications, ballot stuffing, outright cheating), or they will ram through changes which make LegCo even less relevant than, let's face it, it already is. I do not think there is a snowball's chance in hell they will allow anything even vaguely resembling a free and fair election which could produce a parliament which will actually oppose the government.

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    Opposing the executive branch through the legislative branch is subversion.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...5-20200714.htm

    "Every political party may conduct primary elections, but conducting primary election in this format, in this scale and the way that they are conducting it, giving the picture that they are doing something under authorisation of government, people may even think the government is doing it, this is not allowed," said Priscilla Leung. Which is surprising as the government was saying it looked illegal before the event.

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    I think Benny Tai should get out. In this RTHK the government is quoted with saying that Benny Tai is a foreign agent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    I think Benny Tai should get out. In this RTHK the government is quoted with saying that Benny Tai is a foreign agent.
    Clearly he is willing - possibly even eager - to become a martyr to the cause. I admire his courage, and I guess you might say he is slightly naive, but a mild-mannered non-violent professor would make a hell of a test case to show the world...
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    A recap of the winning candidates by HKFP
    https://hongkongfp.com/2020/07/16/ho...me-out-on-top/


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