Alliance for True Democracy
|Formation||21 March 2013|
|Purpose||To achieve full universal suffrage in Hong Kong|
|27 pan-democracy Legislative Council members|
It was formed on 21 March 2013 by 12 pan-democratic groups on the basis of the Alliance for Universal Suffrage formed in 2010 and suspended in January 2013 due to the split over strategy on dealing the Beijing government.
The convenor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, political scientist at the City University and leader of the Power for Democracy said the alliance priority would be to strive for public support in the political reform debate, and to form a consensus proposal by the end of the year.
It is composed of 27 Legislative Council members from 12 pan-democratic groups including:
- Civic Party
- Democratic Party (Withdrew in 2014)
- Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood
- Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union
- Hong Kong Social Workers General Union
- Labour Party
- League of Social Democrats
- Neighbourhood and Workers Service Centre
- Neo Democrats
- People Power
- Power for Democracy
- Professional Commons
2017 Chief Executive election plan
During the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform consultation, the Alliance for True Democracy released its "Chief Executive Election Plan" in January 2014 with the support of all 27 pro-democratic Legislative Council members for the 2017 Chief Executive election. The election plan includes three channels for nomination: civil nomination, political party nomination, and nomination by the nominating committee. Civil nomination demands a candidate to secure the signed endorsement of 1% of the registered voters; political party nomination requires a political party receiving 5% or more of the total valid votes in the last Legislative Council direct election. The nominating committee shall not refuse to endorse any civil and political party nominees who meet the legal requirements, such as not less than 40 years old, has no right of abode in any foreign country; political conditions such as “love China, love Hong Kong” and “no confrontations with Beijing” are not acceptable. The Alliance also demands the abolition of the existing stipulation which disallows the Chief Executive belonging to a political party membership.
Legislative election proposals
For the Legislative Council elections, the Scholars Group of the ATD put forward proposals for the transition toward the universal suffrage: For 2016 Legislative Council Election, the Scholars Group suggests:
|Proposal A||Proposal B|
For the universal suffrage of the Legislative Council, there are two proposals from the Scholar Group:
|Proposal A||Proposal B|
- But, Joshua (22 March 2013). "Pan-democrats unite for 'genuine' universal suffrage". SCMP. Hong Kong. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
- "8 JAN 2014 Alliance for True Democracy Releases Its Chief Executive Election Plan". Alliance for True Democracy. 8 January 2014.
- "Scholars Group Proposals for Universal Suffrage for Legislative Council Elections". Alliance for True Democracy. 4 October 2013.