The Chief Executive says that wannabe District Council election candidates who can’t get nominated should ‘look into why they have problems’.
OK, let’s guess… Could it be the system is rigged to keep them off the ballot? Or that nominators’ contact details are secret? As the CE is quoted as saying, nominations are not designed to be easily obtained.
It’s not just pan-dem remnants who are finding it a struggle. Michael ‘enlightened pro-establishment’ Tien’s little group has managed to get only one of its five hopefuls nominated.
Not perhaps the best way to boost turnout – but that doesn’t seem to be a major consideration.
Snappy new slogan suggestion: You can’t vote for the candidates you want, but we’d like you to come along anyway’.
Surprised my ISP let me access this site: HK Rule of Law Monitor’s latest report.