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!