Hong Kong Faces Possible Resignations To Initiate Referendum on Democracy Reforms

Peace and Freedom

South China Morning Post

Several lawmakers, including ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung, have agreed to proposal, says Alex Chow

Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com

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Pro-democracy student activists have proposed a way to trigger a referendum on political reform – by having pan-democrat lawmakers resign in order to prompt a by-election.

Alex Chow Yong-kang, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said on Saturday that the by-election could serve as a platform for people to express their views on the constitutional reform package to be unveiled by the government for the 2016 and 2017 elections.

“Some of us have come up with this idea that if [lawmakers] from each of the five [geographical] constituencies resign, or if the ‘super district councillors’ resign, then the government will have to hold a territory-wide by-election, which will serve as a de…

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