Legislative Council by-election 2018

Legislative Council by-election 2018

Hongkongers voted on March 11 to choose six new lawmakers. The contests include seats in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon West and New Territories East, as well as one to represent the Architectural, Surveyi

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What now for Hong Kong’s democracy candidates after upset?
In a rare upset, a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong lost at the voting booths to his pro-Beijing rival over the weekend. It's a surprise because until Sunday, pro-democracy candidates had always won in head-to-head polls of this kind. In a somber press conference on Monday, election campaigners bowed to apologize for the defeat. It's a setback for the city's democracy movement, right? Well, yes – and no. Let us explain. What election? Nearly a million voters across Hong Kong went to the polls on Sunday to elect four people to the city's 70-strong legislature.  The elections – technically by-elections – were held to fill four of six empty seats. There had been vacancies after the govern
What now for Hong Kong’s democracy candidates after upset?
Look who’s not running in Hong Kong’s elections
To understand the outsized importance of the elections in Hong Kong this Sunday, think outside of the ballot box. The elections will return just four of the 70 seats in the city's legislature, but the result will reflect whether voters approve of Hong Kong's crackdown against a political opposition that demands greater democracy. "This is not an ordinary vote," said Agnes Chow, a prominent democracy activist. "This is a chance for Hong Kong voters to send a message to the government and to the world that they want democracy." Chow was among several candidates that the Beijing-backed local government disqualified in January from standing in the Sunday elections, prompting an international out
Look who’s not running in Hong Kong’s elections