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Hong Kong elections: Voters have shown not only the depths of the discontent, but also their power

Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham, right, celebrates with a supporter after winning his election in the Sha Tin district, early November 25. “Today’s result represents (my constituency’s) support to protesters. The government should immediately establish the Five Demands and respond to the public’s voices,” Sham posted on Facebook, referencing a longstanding protest slogan. Pro-democracy candidate James […]

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Early results in Hong Kong district council elections show pro-democracy parties sweeping establishment aside

Early results compiled by the South China Morning Post showed pro-democracy parties winning 278 of the first 344 seats to be declared, pro-Beijing parties taking 42, and independents 24. Many prominent figures in the protest movement won, and many leading pro-establishment figures were unseated. Pro-democrats look to be able to secure 12 of 18 district […]

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Huge turnout for Hong Kong district elections amid protests – Channel 4 News

Early results in Hong Kong’s district elections appear to show big gains for pro-democracy candidates. Turnout was huge with 70% of voters turning out, forming long queues outside polling stations. The elections are being seen as a referendum on the extent of public support for the protest movement which has rocked the territory since June. […]

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‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators. On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on […]

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