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Voters veto the Legco hopes of opposition

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Sunday’s was just one electoral race for the legislature, but it spelt disaster for the entire opposition.

Political greenhorn Chan Hoi-yan won the Kowloon West seat by handily defeating long-time pan-democrat steward Lee Cheuk-yan with 106,457 votes, 13,410 more than her closest rival.

Supposedly a quiet by-election due to voters’ fatigue, the turnout was slightly higher than that in March, which was then billed by the opposition as a showdown with the government.

Why did Hong Kong voters reject pro-democracy candidate?

The four races in March and the one on Sunday were necessitated by the disqualification of six localist lawmakers over their refusal to take the oath properly for legislative duties. An ongoing court case launched by former legislator........

© South China Morning Post