New Macau Association

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New Macau Association
Associação de Macau Novo
新澳門學社
Chairperson Scott, Chiang Meng Hin
Vice President Sulu, Sou Ka Hou
Jason, Chao Teng Hei
Founded 1992
Ideology Liberal democracy
Political position Centre to Centre-left
National affiliation Pro-democratic camp
Colours Green
Legislative Assembly
2 / 33
Website
www.newmacau.org

The New Macau Association (AMN) is a major pro-democratic political party in the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau. Macau is a state in which political parties do not play a role, though some civic groups put forward lists at the elections and might be considered parties. The party was established in 1992 and the founding chairman was Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong. The current chairman is Sulu So Ka Ho. At the, 20 September 2009 election, the association split into two electoral lists - the New Democratic Macau Association and the Prosperous Democratic Macau Association. The two lists combined won 19.35% of popular vote and 3 seats in the legislature. At the election in 2005, the group won a plurality of 18.8% of the popular vote and 2 out of 12 popular elected seats. In the 2013 election the association is split into three electoral lists with the addition of New Macau Liberals.

In July 2014, AMN's newly elected Vice President, Bill Chou Kwok Ping, was suspended without pay from his position as a political scientist at the University of Macau, after he advocated universal suffrage in a move seen by students, alumni and fellow academics as part of a slide towards unprecedented censorship in Macau's universities.[1]

In mid-October 2014, both AL deputies António Ng Kuok Cheong and Au Kam San intend to seek more independence away from AMN and further reduce the financial support to AMN and that includes 20% of their salary. Both Ng and Au would remind members of AMN but would operate within their own policies rather than AMN's board.[2]

Directly elected legislative assembly deputies[edit]

Chairs[edit]

  1. António Ng Kuok Cheong, 10 July 1992 — 10 July 1994
  2. Lok Wai Chong (陸偉聰), 10 July 1994 — 10 July 1996
  3. Tong Ka Io (湯家耀), 10 July 1996 — 10 July 1998
  4. Au Kam Ming (區錦明), 10 July 1998 — 10 July 2000
  5. Tong Ka Io (湯家耀), 10 July 2000 — 10 July 2002
  6. Au Kam Ming (區錦明), 10 July 2002 — 10 July 2004
  7. Carlos Sin Doe Ling (冼道寧), 10 July 2004 — 10 July 2006
  8. Paul Chan Wai Chi, 10 July 2006 — 10 July 2010
  9. Jason Chao Teng Hei, 10 July 2010 — 10 July 2014
  10. Sulu So Ka Ho (蘇嘉豪), 10 July 2014 — August 2015
  11. Scott Chiang Meng Hin (鄭明軒), August 2015 — present

Legislative Assembly elections[edit]

Election Number of
popular votes
 % of
popular votes
Direct
seats
FC
seats
Appointed
seats
Total seats +/− Position
1992 3,412Steady 12.39Steady 1 0 0
1 / 23
1Increase 3rdSteady
1996 7,439Increase 8.73Decrease 1 0 0
1 / 23
0Steady 6thDecrease
2001 16,961Increase 20.95Increase 1 0 0
1 / 27
0Steady 1stIncrease
2005 23,472Increase 18.80Decrease 2 0 0
2 / 29
1Increase 1stSteady
2009 27,448Increase 19.35Increase 3 0 0
3 / 29
1Increase 1stSteady
2013 23,039Decrease 15.73Decrease 2 0 0
2 / 33
1Decrease 2ndDecrease

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