Hong Kong protests: CE Leung says room for more democracy in election panel

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". -- PHOTO: AFP
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". -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - 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 city for more than three weeks.