HKU and PopVote’s Mock Election in HK

I have just learned (sorry for my ignorance) that in HK, Chief Executive Mr. Leung was voted and selected by only a 1200 member election committee.

There’s 7 million + people in HK…

Which means that only 0.01% of the population had a say… I dare say, even with my bare pass in uni stats, that that is not a representative sample of the population.

HKU’s MOCK ELECTION:

Hong Kong is now standing up for themselves and they’re saying that they want a say in the 2017 Chief Executive election.

In a nutshell, University of Hong Kong with the help of Popvote, has created a mock election and they’ve already received 500, 000+ votes.

Well, let’s just say I’ve never seen so many people so interested in voting (A lot of Canadians take democracy for granted).  The generation Y guy at work said to me deadpan – “This is what we’ve been wanting for a long time, democracy.  Of course I have to vote.  We have to show them we want this.”

Kudos to him.

I believe you can download the app and vote right from your phone.

Here’s the site for more info:  https://www.popvote.hk/english/

Have you voted in the mock election yet?  Make your voice count!

 

 

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One thought on “HKU and PopVote’s Mock Election in HK”

  1. you should add that the committee is mostly sent from Beijing, so the candidate will be 100% pro-China. but I’m happy at least you know it! a lot of people, including myself before meeting my husband, didn’t realize in what situation HK is. Now it’s getting worse and worse 😦 so thank you!

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