Universal Suffrage Headlines Hong Kong Elections

Universal Suffrage Headlines Hong Kong Elections

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong 's elections are shaping up with all the pomp and ceremony of a Canto-pop star singing numbers from a Looney Tunes cartoon. And the result is about as forgone as Bugs Bunny surviving a bullet from Elmer Fudd.

However, this territory's third attempt at delivering some kind of democracy since the British packed their bags and left almost a decade ago is drawing in a cast of characters that Warner Bros. would be proud of and breathing some much needed fresh air into a poll described by many as rigged.

In one corner sits current chief executive Donald Tsang, a dedicated and urbane bureaucrat whose perceived fondness for kowtowing to China is matched only by his obsession for colorful bow ties. Arranged against him are a bunch of legislators fed-up with the pace of political reform.

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