Room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election: Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday there was room for the committee that selects candidates for the territory`s 2017 election to be made "more democratic".

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday there was room for the committee that selects candidates for the territory`s 2017 election to be made "more democratic".

"There`s room for discussion there," Leung told a small group of journalists on Tuesday. "There`s room to make the nominating committee more democratic."

The comment was the first indication from Leung of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked streets around the Chinese-controlled city, a former British colony, for more than three weeks.