Archive for September 8th, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hong Kong LegCo elections

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp loses three seats in Legislative Council elections, but retains its veto power over major legislation. Analysts had believed pro-government parties would make significant gains after the surge in pro-China patriotism sparked by the Beijing Olympics and the Sichuan earthquake.

With 13 seats, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) remains the biggest party, while the Liberal party leader James Tien lost his seat.

Turnout was the second-lowest since 1997, with 45 per cent of registered voters.

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