18 Scholar Proposal

18 Scholar Proposal

Power to nominate
  • Nominated by the Nominating Committee
  • Members of the public have power to “recommend” (civic recommendation”)
Size of the Nominating Committee
Composition of the Nominating Committee
  • May be modeled on the framework of the existing Election Committee
Electorate base of the Nominating Committee
  • If the Nominating Committee is to be modeled on the framework of the four-sector Election Committee currently in place, the electoral base of various sub-sectors should be enlarged
  • Corporate votes in the First, Second and Third Sectors shall be replaced with individual votes
Method of nominating CE candidates
  • 1st step: Recommendation (including “civic recommendation”)
    • Any person, who meets the criteria in Article 44 of the Basic Law, shall be qualified as a “Chief Executive Potential Candidate” by obtaining civic recommendations from no less than 2% of the registered voting population of the geographical constituencies
    • Set an upper limit of civic recommendations at 3% of the registered voting population of the geographical constituencies
    • Codify the civic recommendation track by amending the Chief Executive Election Ordinance
    • Other tracks for recommending candidates possible (e.g. by a prescribed number of members of the Nominating Committee and recommendation by political parties
  • 2nd step: Nomination
    • Members of the Nominating Committee decide on the basis of “one member, one vote for on candidate”
    • Any “Chief Executive Potential Candidate” shall be officially nominated as “Chief Executive Candidate” if he/she obtains no less than 1/8 of the votes in the Nominating Committee
Election method for the CE
  • Two-round system
  • A Chief Executive candidate shall be declared the “Chief Executive-Elect” by winning more than 50% of the total votes cast in the first round
  • If not candidate wins more than 50% of the total votes cast in the first round, a second round election shall be held between the two highest-placed candidates in the first round
  • The candidate who wins more than 50% of the total votes case in the second round shall be declared the “Chief Executive-Elect”