FCC club lunch with Michael E. DEGLOYER and Sonny LO
Professor Michael E. DEGOLYER
Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Sonny LO
Hong Kong Institute of Education
Topic: Local Elections, Long-Term Effects? The Hong Kong District Council Elections of 2011 – Survey Results Presentation
The 2011 District Council elections are the first in a series of elections for an expanded Chief Executive Election Committee in December, a new Chief Executive in March 2012 and a new, larger and more democratic Legislative Council next September. They are the first elections since constitutional reforms passed in 2010. Five District Council members will be elected next September to Legco in the first at-large elections.
So what are voter’s concerns and preferences, and how will the infighting among various political groupings affect the results of these increasingly important District Council elections?
A Hong Kong Transition Project report was commissioned by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Based on a survey conducted in early October, the results will be presented by Professor Michael E. DEGOLYER and forecast of election results by Professor Sonny LO. Both professors are frequent commentators and authors on public affairs in Hong Kong and greater China.