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Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result
Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat
Result set to give pan-democrats increase in seats on committee that chooses city’s chief executive
Published: 7:33am, 25 Nov, 2019
I was trying to find updated results...might have found something more definitive at Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Hong ... _elections
Winnie the Pooh’s allies got their asses handed to them...
The 2019 Hong Kong District Council elections were held on 24 November 2019 for all 18 District Councils of Hong Kong, the sixth term since the handover. 452 members from all directly elected constituencies were to be returned out of the total 479 seats.
Nearly three million people, over 70 percent of the registered voters, voted, as the election was seen as a referendum on the ongoing pro-democracy protest. The pro-democrats delivered the biggest landslide in the history of Hong Kong, seizing control of 17 of the 18 District Councils, tripling their seats from about 124 to 389, and would be able to capture the 117 seats in the Election Committee District Council subsectors which was responsible for electing the Chief Executive.
Pro-Beijing parties and independents won only 61 seats, a loss of 242 seats. The flagship pro-Beijing party Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) received its largest defeat in history, losing nearly a hundred seats, while Regina Ip's New People's Party was completely wiped out. A dozen of prominent pro-Beijing heavyweights lost re-election, including Junius Ho, who was a key anti-protest figure who was stabbed by a man posing as a supporter, Ho allegedly supported the Yuen Long attack.
There was a huge voter registration effort put into this election by the pro-democracy forces; a record turnout; and a historic landslide.
This will probably not change much though since the Hong Kong Chief Executive is not directly elected by this Council.
Still, it does send a message, and Xi has been embarrassed.
From what I read in an article, Xi has consolidated power to himself, meaning that it would be difficult for him to deflect blame elsewhere for this debacle.
What do the rest (non-HK) of Chinese People take away from this?