Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Leading in Elections
(Corrects number of seats picked by professional groups in second paragraph)
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties won 18 of 35 seats in the geographical constituencies in yesterday’s legislative elections.
Ballot-counting continues for five seats elected in a city-wide ballot. The remaining 30 are picked by professional groups including finance, accountants and lawyers.
The pro-democracy bloc needs one third of the seats in the 70-member Legislative Council to retain veto power on important bills such as constitutional changes.
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