Officials count ballots at a polling station in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong elections: why victorious opposition camp has to keep wary eye on swing voters – and has no room for complacency despite massive haul of seats

  • Bigger vote share has helped pan-democrats bag disproportionately high number of seats because of the ‘first-past-the post’ system
  • That said, there is no denying the huge number of seats the bloc now controls gives it enormous advantages
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Members of the Democratic Party celebrate in Tsim Sha Tsui after a landslide win in the district council elections. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong elections: pan-democrats celebrating landslide win vow to keep up pressure on city’s beleaguered leader to address protesters’ demands

  • Democratic Party leader says election is first step on a long road to full democracy, while Chief Executive Carrie Lam acknowledges that the people have spoken
  • China’s foreign ministry declares resolute backing for Lam administration, while pro-establishment camp comes to terms with heavy defeat
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Members of the Democratic Party celebrate in Tsim Sha Tsui after a landslide win in the district council elections. Photo: Felix Wong
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