No open nominations for Hong Kong chief executive election
August 31 , 2014
There will be no open nominations for polls to elect the leader of Hong Kong, China has ruled.
Two or three candidates will instead be nominated by a committee that would be “broadly representative" .
Pro-democracy activists are likely to protest against this move as it might restrict the candidate list to pro-Beijing members.
Hong Kong's chief executive will be the first person to hold the post after being elected by voters in 2017.