universal suffrage


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suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country

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The ultimate aim is the selection of the CE by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures.
"Universal suffrage for the chief executive election has now been blocked.
HONG KONG (CyHAN)- An ongoing signature campaign for the support of universal suffrage of chief executive in 2017 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has collected 363,487 names so far, according to the campaign's website on Monday.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE has, over the past decade, laid the foundation for universal suffrage -- that is, the right of every citizen aged 18 to vote.
They chanted 1/2No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage.[c] Organisers have said the protest will be peaceful and will not be a repeat of last year's Occupy Central campaign.
To view the photo gallery, click here A sea of yellow umbrellas -- the symbol of the campaign -- moved slowly through central Hong Kong with crowds shouting for "true universal suffrage".
The main appeal of the protesters is to oppose a framework decided on August 31 by China's top legislature on the election of Hong Kong's next chief executive by universal suffrage slated in 2017.
After Beijing's promise of universal suffrage for the 2017 election, Hong Kong, which was handed over to China by the British colonial ruler in 1997, had anticipated more democracy.
Forgotten, the lessons of past LEST we forget the sacrifice of the common man during that war to end all wars and the social revolution that inadvertently transpired bringing justice and universal suffrage and an acceptable level of equality for the masses.
NNA - British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday said Hong Kong's universal suffrage must meet the "aspirations" of the people, in remarks likely to anger Beijing, AFP reported.
Washington's top envoy to Hong Kong said Tuesday he welcomes China's decision to allow full democracy in Hong Kong and that the United States backs Hong Kong in striving for "genuine" universal suffrage.
The marchers demanded for universal suffrage in Hong Kong and criticized the leadership of C Y Leung who said that implementation of universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 is a major task for the Hong Kong government, BBC reports.
The 1976 Electoral Act, concerning the election of members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, enables the Council, after consulting Parliament, to determine an alternative electoral period if it proves impossible to hold the European elections during the "default" period (i.e.
The new legislature could pave the way for universal suffrage as promised by Beijing in 2017 for the job of chief executive, and by 2020 for the parliament.
This history of the women's suffrage movement in Argentina from the turn of the twentieth century up to the 1947 granting of universal suffrage, documents the unique characteristics of feminist movements in the country and explores how competition between political factions led to the creation of the powerful Peronist women's movement of the 1950s.
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