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Saturday, April 25, 2015, 15:19

Officials promote electoral reform in bus parade

By Xinhua

Officials promote electoral reform in bus parade
Members of the Task Force on Constitutional Development - Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen - together with politically appointed officials take part on April 25, 2015 in a territory-wide bus parade to appeal for public support for the city' s constitutional reform package. (Edmond Tang / China Daily)

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday took part in a territory-wide bus parade to publicize the proposal on universal suffrage of chief executive in 2017.

Apart from Lam, the other two members of the Task Force on Constitutional Development -- Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, as well as other politically appointed officials also participated in the parade.

Riding on a open-top double-decker bus on which slogans of "2017 Make it happen!" were hung, the officials waved to passers-by on the streets. Some members of the public gathered to welcome the bus, echoing the slogans.

The parade took place in the afternoon when the bus passed through Kennedy Town in Hong Kong Island, Lok Fu in Kowloon and Tai Po in the New Territories.

The Hong Kong government revealed on April 22 the constitutional reform package designed for the election of the next chief executive by "one person, one vote" universal suffrage in 2017.

Officials promote electoral reform in bus parade

Members of the Task Force on Constitutional Development - Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen - together with politically appointed officials take part on April 25, 2015 in a territory-wide bus parade to appeal for public support for the city' s constitutional reform package. (Edmond Tang / China Daily)

Officials promote electoral reform in bus parade
Supporters of the government's constitutional reform package take part in a territory-wide parade to rally support for the proposals on April 25, 2015. (Edmond Tang / China Daily)
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