Sunday’s ballot was remarkable in every sense. It shows that the people do not only embrace democracy more than ever, but also are capable of putting rationality ahead of strife. Even though some queued for more than an hour to vote, all went smoothly. Photo: Reuters
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People have spoken at polls and Carrie Lam must now respond in order to end crisis

  • Landslide victory for pan-democratic parties in district council elections will have a sweeping impact on city gripped by social unrest, and sends a message to both the chief executive and Beijing

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Sunday’s ballot was remarkable in every sense. It shows that the people do not only embrace democracy more than ever, but also are capable of putting rationality ahead of strife. Even though some queued for more than an hour to vote, all went smoothly. Photo: Reuters
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People queue up to vote in district council elections in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on November 24, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong election takeaways: has pan-democrat domination made them kingmakers in race to succeed Carrie Lam as chief executive?

  • Pro-establishment bloc licks wounds as its rivals seek to capitalise in long term on district council takeover
  • Power struggle will see pro-democracy bloc try to wrest control from government to district councils, academic predicts
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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People queue up to vote in district council elections in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on November 24, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
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