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“Until the last minute, there were doubts as to whether the elections would take place at all. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam had announced several times that the elections would be called off if violent protests continued.
But the election day remained calm. Even Carrie Lam herself was able to cast her vote without attracting a large group of angry demonstrators to the polling station.
The result of Sunday’s district council elections could not have been clearer. The pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide victory, while the pro-government camp suffered a huge defeat. Never before had so many Hong Kong people come out to vote. This shows how important it was for the Hong Kong people to have their say.”
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