Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Candidates Win Nearly 90% Seats in Local Elections

HeadlineNov 25, 2019

In Hong Kong, millions of people went to the polls for district elections Sunday, handing pro-democracy candidates a stunning victory. Pro-democracy candidates won nearly 90% of the seats — 400 of the 452 seats — amid the ongoing, massive pro-democracy protests that have rocked the Chinese-ruled territory. This is one of the winning candidates, Kelvin Lam.

Kelvin Lam: “They [voters] are not happy with how they deal with the protests so far, particularly in the last five months. And police brutality is actually over the top, I think. And I think that the Hong Kong people should really, really leverage on this result to ask for more democracy in the future.”

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