8 JAN 2014
Alliance for True Democracy Releases Its Chief Executive Election Plan
The Alliance for True Democracy (ATD) releases its Chief Executive Election Plan today in its fight for universal suffrage and true democracy in Hong Kong. Citizens may download it on http://www.atd.hk/en/?p=174.
ATD’s Election Plan includes three channels for nomination: civil nomination, political party nomination, and nomination by the nominating committee. Civil nomination demands a candidate to secure the signed endorsement of 1% of the registered voters; political party nomination requires a political party receiving 5% or more of the total valid votes in the last Legislative Council direct election. The nominating committee shall not refuse to endorse any civil and political party nominees who meet the legal requirements, such as not less than 40 years old, has no right of abode in any foreign country; political conditions such as “love China, love Hong Kong” and “no confrontations with Beijing” are not acceptable. ATD also demands the abolition of the existing stipulation which disallows the Chief Executive belonging to a political party membership.
ATD believes that civil nomination and political party nomination are within the scope of “democratic procedures”. It believes that its proposed plan satisfies the provisions of Article 45 of the Basic Law, and demands the SAR Government to place this election plan in its next round of consultation.