Leung Chun-ying has clashed with pro-democracy lawmakers who call package ‘fake democracy’ as candidates for leader will be vetted by loyalist committee
Hong Kong’s leader was challenged to step down on Thursday as he clashed with angry pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s controversial electoral reform package, which goes to a vote next month.
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying dodged the resignation question and told legislators the city was at a “critical juncture”, urging them to support the roadmap for leadership elections in 2017 – the first ever public vote for the chief executive.
Pro-democracy lawmakers have vowed to block the package when it goes to the vote in June, calling it “fake democracy” as candidates for leader will be vetted by a loyalist committee, a stipulation laid down by Beijing.
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying
Beijing’s decision sparked more than two months of street rallies late last year, which brought parts…
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