Youth protest leaders win LegCo seats in Hong Kong



    Youth protest leaders win LegCo seats in Hong Kong

    Sept.5, Beijing: Youth protest activists have for the first time won seats on Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo).

    Among them is Nathan Law, one of the young leaders of the mass pro-democracy demonstrations of 2014. It is the first taste of real political power for the young protest leaders, who want more independence from China for the former British colony.

    But pro-Beijing politicians will retain a majority in the 70-seat council, partly because of the electoral system.

    Results were delayed by a record turnout, which saw some 58% of 3.8 million registered voters cast their ballots, compared with 45.2% in 2008. Full results are due later on Monday, reports said.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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