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Pro-democracy leader leads in Hong Kong polls

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Hong Kong, Sept 5: A pro-democracy protest leader was leading on Monday in the Hong Kong Legislative Council elections, according to prelimiry results. The poll that took place on Sunday was the first major election since the fincial centre was rocked by pro-democracy street protests in 2014 — also known as the “Umbrella Revolution”, CNN reported. More than 2.2 million people voted, according to the Electoral Affairs Commission, with a turnout of 58 per cent — up from 53 per cent in 2012. Hong Kong does not permit postal voting or early voting. The prelimiry results suggest that a younger generation of more radical, pro-democracy politicians won a larger-than-expected share of votes, CNN reported. than Law, one of the student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, has been elected on Hong Kong Island. His constituency will elect six seats and he was currently in second place, with 90 per cent of votes counted, the results showed. Law co-founded Demosisto with activist Joshua Wong, who was uble to run as he is not yet 21. (IANS)

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