Landslide democratic win in Hong Kong election raises pressure on city's leader

Landslide democratic win in Hong Kong election raises pressure on city's leader

Malaysiakini - News·2019-11-25 15:09

Hong Kong's democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the city's embattled leader today to listen to pro-democracy calls.

Yesterday's elections marked a rare weekend lull in the unrest that has rocked the financial hub. Democratic candidates across the city of 7.4 million people secured nearly 90 percent of the 452 district council seats, broadcaster RTHK reported, despite a strongly resourced and mobilised pro-establishment opposition.

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