Joshua Wong and Judy Chan speaks on the upcoming district council elections on Friday at Commercial Radio Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong election officials avoided pro-democracy icon Joshua Wong’s candidacy ruling for district council elections, government source says

  • Activist’s candidacy still in limbo after source reveals that not one election officer on Hong Kong Island agreed to take the vacant vetting job
  • The source said: ‘It’s widely believed to be related to whether to disqualify Wong’
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Joshua Wong and Judy Chan speaks on the upcoming district council elections on Friday at Commercial Radio Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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Activist Joshua Wong at Southern district office on Thursday. He filed his application to run for the South Horizons West seat on October 4. Photo: May Tse

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong’s district council candidacy still in limbo as Hong Kong government vetting officer abruptly replaced

  • In move described as ‘strange’ official in charge of vetting Wong’s candidacy took indefinite sick leave and on Thursday was replaced
  • Former student leader is very last of more than 1,100 hopefuls to have candidacies decided by returning officers of the Home Affairs Department
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Activist Joshua Wong at Southern district office on Thursday. He filed his application to run for the South Horizons West seat on October 4. Photo: May Tse
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