Members of the largest pro-establishment party, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, bow when they meets the media after a disastrous showing in the district council elections. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong elections: pro-Beijing collapse shows identity politics more important than community issues for district council success, analysts say

  • Emphatic rejection of pro-establishment candidates in swathes of Hong Kong also pours cold water on idea that silent majority supports them on radical protests, experts say
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Members of the largest pro-establishment party, Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, bow when they meets the media after a disastrous showing in the district council elections. Photo: Robert Ng
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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate huge gains in the district council elections. Photo: AP

Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result

  • Tsunami of disaffection washes over city as pro-Beijing camp left reeling by record turnout and overwhelming defeat
  • Result set to give pan-democrats increase in seats on committee that chooses city’s chief executive
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate huge gains in the district council elections. Photo: AP
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