Monday, November 23, 2015

Hong Kong s largest District Councils election radical opposition votes less

Hong Kong's largest District Councils election: radical opposition votes less than 1% annihilation

Leung Chun-ying, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong people in the counting site DCs. (Source: Hong Kong Government news network)

Fifth District Councils election of the HKSAR on 23rd near 6 o'clock finish counting, 431 elected seats, turnout reached about 47%, total more than 1.46 million votes, which are successive Hong Kong District Councils election, the highest.

On November 22 after the close of polling, the Hong Kong Government spent 6.5 hours about 1.467 million votes counted. Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, said FUNG, polling and counting procedures went smoothly, the arrangements fully embodies the principle of openness, fairness and honesty, this turnout than the previous increase of about 265,000 people.

Leung Chun-ying, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR on 22nd for inspection at one of the counting stations after the polls close, said, very glad to see that members of the public to vote, attention to voting rights and actively participate in District Council elections.

Hong Kong District Council elections a political battleground

Hong Kong District Council in previous years are not subject to the attention of the media and politicians, previously considered more associated with local livelihood matters. But since the beginning of last term, due to increase in seats of the Legislative Council, members of District Councils, District Councils election as election parties political forces "first shot".

In March 2011, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Ordinance, v 60 Legislative Council seats will be increased to 70 seats, of seats in geographical constituencies and functional constituencies were increased to 35 seats.

The 2012 LegCo elections, the District Council functional constituency renamed "district boards (first) functional constituency" and add "District Council (second) functional constituency", 5 members of the Legislative Council is elected, and most of the rest generate only 1 member of the functional constituencies. Therefore, district board elections a battleground.

Are Hong Kong people commonly referred to as "Super DC members" District Council (second) functional constituency has been described as "super", because the winner is likely to hundreds of thousands of votes, far higher than the partition directly elected members. Candidates need to make 15 district members nominated by 3.22 million electors to vote.

Is this election there is "total" and the political reform package was rejected after the first election, which indicates more self-evident.

Even more special is, from this year's District Board election onwards, the politics of Hong Kong officially entered the general election period, New Territories East of the Legislative Council by-election will be held next year and the Legislative Council elections in 2017, will usher in the Chief Executive election.

Hong Kong Bauhinia analysis said the district board elections, participation in various political organizations have invested considerable financial, material and human resources, its process and the results of the elections, a voter on a judge of political organizations in the past and predicted future trends in political ecology of Hong Kong, no one dared to be taken lightly.

This district Parliament election of results released zhihou, appeared has many was accident of new phenomenon: 19 name Legislative Council members participation to district Parliament election, results had has 5 people defeated; regardless of Pan people, and formed are has star level political characters defeated, even including some roots community years of district members; "occupation in the ring" movement Hou new established of political groups attract young voters...... These new changes, secretly also the political power of Hong Kong territory was quietly changed.

Pro-Government political forces are still in the majority

From the perspective of the results which were announced, pro-Government Conservatives still accounts for the majority of seats, compared with the last session the Conservatives won the seat slightly reduced, Pan-Democrats increased by about 20 seats, "" participation after the political newcomer (Hong Kong media known as the "paratrooper") access to at least 8.

District Council election results, the DAB is still Hong Kong's first major political group, won some 30% seats. Interface reporters learned from the Betterment of public relations, betterment of 171 candidates, a total of 119 seats, general election was 69.6%, of which 21 were elected unopposed, 150 candidates, 98 to win seats, made a total of 309262 valid votes, votes to 51%. DAB Vice Chairman Chen admits that the election results are the most important thing is to ensure that the 119 seats.

Conservatives, only keeping the existing numbers of elected seats of the DAB, FTU and party, the Liberal Party, the NLD and other seats are less fundamental than the previous. FTU won 29 seats, with the former, but rates dropped by more than 3%-elect, new democracy party won 26 seats, elected about 62%, the same number of seats as the last of the Liberal Party.

However, the DAB defeated Legislative Councillor Mr Chung Shu-kun and Elizabeth quat, respectively. Started in 1991 as a District Board Member Christopher Chung lost to independents with an undaunted. Mr Chung Shu-kun will be lost because the people voting for the first time, "a lot more young people to register as voters, they play a role. "

DAB Chairman Li Huiqiong Press Conference on 23rd believes that election results can be accepted. She said that this is "" for the first time or political reform a major election, in fact, there are many uncertain factors.

President of the new democracy party, Mrs Ip said, the District Board election was a hard campaign, people are longing for change in Hong Kong, the middle class more constituencies affected by political issues or political climate, many past of voters not to vote, they are dissatisfied with the social status of the vote.

Three radical Pan-home party wiped out

Pan-democratic camp (the Pan-Democrats), the more ideal, General of the Democratic Party and the ADPL lost, but with 43 seats and 18 seats respectively, than the original number of seats elected higher rates, but people power, blood citizens and even 3 radical Pan-home party votes less than 1%, and completely annihilated.

Split by the Democratic Party of the new Democratic League, becoming the best in the Pan-Democratic Party, 16 candidates, 15 were elected.

However, the most crucial Super district seats, current Super District 5 members, 4 seeking re-election, DAB Chairman Li Huiqiong re-elected, Liberals 3 lost 2.

2 Pan-Democratic members of the Legislative Council "Super DC members" Mr Albert HO and Mr Frederick FUNG have lost to new political candidate, another Member of the Pan-Democrats success James to keep their seats, LC 3 Pan-democratic "Super DC members" only WINS in the district board elections this year.

This also means that in next year's Legislative Council elections, only Mr James to can seek re-election "Super district", this pan is a great impact.

Emerging political forces to attract young voters

Last year's "occupation of the Central" effects such as movement, about 50 people, took part in "account for" multiple organizations and young people (by Hong Kong media as paratroopers) first District Council elections, eventually at least 8 people every success. New Democratic Alliance won nearly all, most unexpected defeat is at the Eastern fishing with an undaunted Bay constituency Members, Mr Chung Shu-kun, the DAB on their election.

For the young political force, both Conservatives and trans people seem a bit unprepared. By the Chairman, Mr Andrew LEUNG thinks that, the election results reflect the youth have a voice for change, movement after the elections to the new election is a warning, the Government needs to learn from the election results. Deep reading why Mr Tsang was charged with official

According to the Electoral Office information, registration of 261,000 new this year "ethnic vote", representing increases of 5%.

Honorary Chairman of the Liberal Party, Mr James TIEN pointed out that from the results of this election, young candidates supported, show Hong Kong people seeking to change mentality, willing to let youngsters to try it.

Wireless News Analysis Hong Kong believes that young voters to vote for the first time a positive change, 20% per cent of the total number of votes, played a key role in the election, many roots for many years members of the defeated.

Zhanzhong political group set up after the "new deal for youth" won one seat, said Liang Songheng, the convenor of the new deal for youth, said the social change in mentality, enabling the younger generation election, people on the boards to have new ideas.

Once commentator Gary CHENG Kai-nam of the DAB members believe that results in politics, it is alarming, "no matter what political parties, District Council more than 10 years will sound the alarm clock, the elderly who don't just want to play someone else, himself old. "