Frontpage words - January 26, 2010

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'Referendum' poser as DAB set to opt out

by Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung

SCMP, page A1 and A3 January 26, 2010


1. the central government has discouraged government-friendly parties from joining the fray
- argument, here the referendum-

2. to restrict Legco members who resign from vying for seats again
- competing -

3. described the referendum exercise as a blatant challenge to Beijing's authority
- obvious -

4. telling them to steer clear of contesting the by-elections
- stay away from -

5. the term 'uprising' was tantamount to overthrowing the government through violent means
- equivalent to removing the government from power -

6. the exercise cannot be termed a failure even when government allies boycott the polls
- refuse to participate in -

7. before scrapping all the trade-based seats in 2010
- getting rid of -

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