Power to the People: Changing Electoral Strategies of the Prodemocracy Opposition Elite

  • Stan Hok-Wui Wong


In this chapter, the electoral strategies of the pan-democratic parties in the postcolonial era, especially after the July 1, 2003 protest, are critically examined. While extant studies focus predominantly on how this historic protest strengthened Hong Kong’s civil society, an underappreciated long-term electoral effect is highlighted here: how pan-democratic parties increasingly relied on the media to draw voters’ support. Consequently, as predicted by the analytical model presented in Chap.  2, the attention of these parties was diverted from the relationship vote to the protest vote.


Chinese Communist Party Democratic Party Opposition Parti Seat Share People Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stan Hok-Wui Wong
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  1. 1.Department of Government and Public AdministrationChinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong SAR

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