Dutch-born District Councillor Paul Zimmerman has officially become a Chinese citizen, clearing the way for him to run for a Legislative Council seat in September. But it remains unclear whether he will stand as a Civic Party member or as an independent.
He wants to contest one of the five new citywide 'super seats.' But the pan-democrats have already agreed to back three lists -- two from the Democratic Party and one from the ADPL -- in that race.
Alternatively, Mr Zimmerman said he could quit the Civic Party and run as an independent on Hong Kong Island -- a move not welcomed by lawmaker Tanya Chan, number two on the Civic Party's Island list.