The removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora TamThe removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora Tam
The removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora Tam
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Like it or not, Hong Kong has no choice but to hold by-elections

  • The winners may end up serving for only a couple of months before a general election takes place, but this sad state of affairs is the fault of the government

The removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora TamThe removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora Tam
The removals of Au Nok-hin and Gary Fan Kwok-wai mean the government may need to hold two by-elections next year, even though a general election will be held in September. Photo: Nora Tam
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