Scholars call for bigger nominating committee that would represent more voters

Jeffie Lam, Tony Cheung, Amy Nip | 30 April 2014 | SCMP

A nominating committee of up to 2,400 voters could pick candidates for chief executive in 2017, under a complex reform proposal from a group of economists and academics.

The group proposes giving all 3.5 million registered voters a say in choosing 1,200 members of the committee, while the other half would be made up of the Election Committee that picked previous chief executives. Anyone wanting to join would need the support of 2,500 members of the public, and a certain number of the some 200,000 voters who choose Election Committee members.

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