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

HeadlineNov 25, 2019
H6 hong kong pro democracy candidates win nearly 90 percent seats local elections

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 percent 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: “The voters are not happy with how the government dealt 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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