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    Legco Elections - Rumor - May be Postponed...

    Many of these rumors end up being true ... many don't.

    Lets see what happens.

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    Jasper Tsang later proposed to postpone the entire Legislative Council election for one year, and believed that the Chief Executive could postpone the promulgation of the start date of the new term of the Legislative Council. However, this proposal was questioned by Lam Cheng’s "law-guard" and Executive Council member Tang Jiahua. Ming Pao recently quoted him as saying that the Chief Executive must hold elections before January 1 next year in accordance with Article 7 of the Legislative Council Ordinance. Tang Jiahua also suggested earlier that the voting date could be extended and that voters could be allowed to vote overseas without affecting fairness.
    The two also quoted information from the International Association for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) showing that as of the 25th of this month, 67 countries or regions had delayed elections due to the epidemic, but the two did not quote another IDEA information . 49 countries and regions held elections under the epidemic, and 14 other regions that had been delayed have resumed elections.
    https://twitter.com/alvinllum/status...23361465552897


    https://www.hkcnews.com/article/3235...96%BD%E5%A3%93

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    Another reporter and another source...

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    The Legislative Council election is expected to be postponed for a year and a half. Due to the severe epidemic in Hong Kong, experts had predicted that it would take two and a half months to contain the epidemic. In order to reduce the risk of gathering and reduce the chance of infection in the election project, the government said The special meeting of the guild will be held today. The election of the Legislative Council on September 6 will be postponed as soon as today. The members of the guild who participated in the election of the Legislative Council were not invited to attend. The election of the Legislative Council is expected to be postponed for one and a half years. .
    https://mobile.twitter.com/XinqiSu/s...25583146450946

    https://inews.hket.com/article/27076...8B%8D%E6%9D%BF
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    Has the Government condemned these rumours?


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    I hope I am wrong, but I can almost guarantee the legco election will be postponed until...the CCP decides to have another go, which could be never. Hell, Beijing might as well re-write the Legco Basic Law provisions to say existing legco members can serve for life. That way, there is no need to create the mass disqualification spectacle that opposition members will use to show the illegiitimacy of the current Legco system. Legco is a farce now anyway, makes no difference whether its members are elected or not.

    P.S-Apart from the issue on postponement, I am being sarcastic, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    I hope I am wrong, but I can almost guarantee the legco election will be postponed until...the CCP decides to have another go, which could be never. Hell, Beijing might as well re-write the Legco Basic Law provisions to say existing legco members can serve for life. That way, there is no need to create the mass disqualification spectacle that opposition members will use to show the illegiitimacy of the current Legco system. Legco is a farce now anyway, makes no difference whether its members are elected or not.

    P.S-Apart from the issue on postponement, I am being sarcastic, of course.
    … and installed a new CE from China in 2 years time
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    Other than the obvious reason (avoiding a loss) here's another one ...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ChuHoiDic...39279302193157


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Other than the obvious reason (avoiding a loss) here's another one ...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ChuHoiDic...39279302193157
    Surely 'postponing' the election altogether would attract a stronger response than allowing it to continue with some candidates DQed?
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    Has the Liaison Office began reading polls to avoid a repeat of DC 2019?
    https://mobile.twitter.com/jmulich/s...286486016?s=21

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmlinuz:
    Surely 'postponing' the election altogether would attract a stronger response than allowing it to continue with some candidates DQed?
    Postponing is a passive health related reason.
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    11 percent for pro-Beijing parties? Hahaha... so much about the Democrats being “a small minority” that wants to destroy HK.

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