Hong Kong reform package defeated, pro-Beijing lawmakers walk out before vote

June 18, 2015

To little surprise, Hong Kong's legislature this afternoon voted down the government's electoral reform plan for the 2017 chief executive election. But, what was a little perplexing was that only eight pro-establishment lawmakers voted in support of the proposal after members of their own camp staged a surprise walk-out.

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Question:
If 37 people were present, 8 voted yes and 28 voted no, and there were no abstentions, then there is one vote missing. Or am I missing something?
Thank you.
Danny
The speaker has a vote of last resort, but technically abstains (but it does not count as an abstention).

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