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Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Parties Fail to Expand Minority Seats

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties failed to win a higher proportion of seats in the legislature, as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sought to quell discontent about China’s growing influence with last-minute policy changes.

Pro-democracy groups won 27 seats in the 70-member Legislative Council, similar in proportion to the 2008 election. Democratic Party Chairman Albert Ho, who competed with Leung to be the city’s top official in March, said he will resign after the party lost seats.