Scholars find 15 plans for 2017 poll that meet international standards

Jeffie Lam | 1 May 2014 | SCMP

A group of international scholars has chosen 15 electoral reform plans they say meet international standards for universal suffrage.

The academics, experts in politics and constitutional law, were brought in by the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement to help filter different models for the 2017 chief executive election ahead of its third “deliberation day” on Tuesday. Up to 3,000 supporters will join the deliberation day and select three models to be put to a “civil referendum”, an electronic poll open to all registered voters from June 20 to 22. Occupy will endorse the winner.

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