High-profile names from the pro-establishment camp fared best in the Election Committee poll. Photo: Sam Tsang
High-profile names from the pro-establishment camp fared best in the Election Committee poll. Photo: Sam Tsang

How to win Hong Kong elections: political credentials trump real-world expertise in Sunday poll as those deemed less ‘patriotic’ fail to make the cut

  • Patriotism was voters’ main consideration when picking winners in Election Committee race, followed by backing ‘brand names’, according to analysts
  • Political considerations trumped candidates’ professional track records, meaning professionals in their fields of expertise and Beijing-friendly outliers failed to secure much support

Topic |   Hong Kong elections
High-profile names from the pro-establishment camp fared best in the Election Committee poll. Photo: Sam Tsang
High-profile names from the pro-establishment camp fared best in the Election Committee poll. Photo: Sam Tsang
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