Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee
Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee

Letters | Hong Kong elections: opposition majority can restore balance to divided city

  • The popular vote share in previous election cycles shows that Hong Kong’s opposition parties command majority support
  • The opposition gaining a majority in the Legislative Council will not be the end of the world but rather restore balance, while bringing the administration back to the negotiating table

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee
Pro-democracy lawmakers pose for a group photo to mark the end of the 2016-2020 legislative session, at the Legislative Council in Admiralty on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, neither pro-establishment lawmakers nor the pan-democrats were willing to take the ceremonial photo as one group. Photo: Dickson Lee
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