Hong Kong Votes In A Symbolic By-election – John Ruwitch

From Reuters:

Hong Kongers voted in a legislative by-election on Sunday, in a poll which has been likened to a referendum on democracy in the city that returned to Chinese rule 10 years ago.

The contest pits two charismatic former civil servants against each other — Anson Chan and Regina Ip — and has been one of the most watched campaigns in recent years, even sparking scuffles between supporters from the two camps.

The final result will not change the balance of power within the 60-member Legislative Council (Legco), but is likely to be widely interpreted as an indicator of the political preferences of Hong Kong people. [Full Text]

Read also Chan and Ip make last appeal for HK parliamentary seat by AP.


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