Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Your Chance to Vote


You have six days until nominations close to pick the winner of next month's Chief Executive non-election. The Webbmeister is running something on similar lines, but it involves percentages and is a sight too complicated for me.   

In line with the fundamentally non-democratic nature of the event, I am not asking you who you'd like to be the next CE, i.e. who you would vote for if it was a proper election, but who you think will win.

I am not offering an Others category because I’m like that and because it's so boring when people vote for Others. I mean, a name at least works at some level to stir the imagination – well, most names, maybe not Albert Ho’s – while voting for Others is like receiving an E-card for Valentine’s Day.

So, exercise your rights and all that, but remember that the poll closes at the end of the month. Depending on the success of this exercise, I will do something similar once we know who’s failed to get over the first hurdle by failing to garner the necessary 150 nominations from the 1,200 loons who make up the Election Committee.     

Participatory politics doesn't get much better than this. Well, not in Hong Kong anyway.

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