In the district elections in Hong Kong are gone, more people than ever before in the polls. Seven hours before the closure of the polling stations, the turnout was 47,26 per cent. The record of the elections in 2015 (47,01 per cent) was broken.
issued 1.95 million of the approximately 4.1 million eligible to vote until the afternoon their voices. In view of the for more than five months of protests from government opponents-the elections are seen as an important indicator of the mood of the population.
Significant gains for the camp of the democratic candidates could signal that the Hong Kong in spite of the increased violence continue to be behind the protest movement. Yet mastered, the faithful and true, to the leadership in Beijing, the standing government camp, about three-quarters of the district Council items.
In the elections on Sunday, more than 4.1 million choice can decide on a legitimate Hong Kong on 452 provincial Council posts in 18 districts. More than 1000 candidates entered. The counting of votes begins immediately after the closure of polling stations at 22: 30 (15.30 CET). First results are expected in on Monday night (local time). (fal/sda)
Created: 24.11.2019, 10:00 PM