Saturday, December 15, 2018

Soul-searching and public apology from Hong Kong opposition after decisive defeat in by-election to pro-establishment camp

Soul-searching and public apology from Hong Kong opposition after decisive defeat in by-election to...

Thirteen opposition politicians bowed low in a public apology to their supporters on Monday, reflecting their predicament and their soul-searching after a decisive loss to the pro-establishment camp in Sunday’s by-election for one of two vacant seats in Hong Kong’s legislature. Political newcomer Chan Hoi-yan, backed by the establishment, captured 106,457 votes, or 49.5 per…
Failure to woo working-class voters and localists cost Hong Kong pro-democracy stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan by-election, poll data shows

Failure to woo working-class voters and localists cost Hong Kong pro-democracy stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan...

A failure to attract public housing tenants and localists led to Lee Cheuk-yan’s loss in Hong Kong’s key legislative by-election on Sunday, voting data suggests. Lee, the 61-year-old pro-democracy stalwart, lost to pro-establishment rival Chan Hoi-yan, a former journalist and political assistant, ending the opposition camp’s hopes of regaining veto power in the Legislative Council.…
Chan Hoi-yan says she has no plans to join political party after win in Hong Kong by-election

Chan Hoi-yan says she has no plans to join political party after win in...

Hong Kong’s newest legislator-elect said on Monday she had no plans to join any party, despite support from pro-Beijingers. Pro-establishment politician Chan Hoi-yan’s remarks came after she took the remaining seat in the Kowloon West constituency in Sunday’s by-election. Chan got 106,457 votes. Her main rival, Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan, got 93,047, while Frederick…
Hong Kong pro-establishment candidate Chan Hoi-yan wins Kowloon West by-election

Hong Kong pro-establishment candidate Chan Hoi-yan wins Kowloon West by-election

The Hong Kong opposition camp’s hopes of regaining veto power in the legislature were dashed on Monday, as pro-establishment candidate Chan Hoi-yan took the remaining seat in the Kowloon West constituency by a sizeable margin in Sunday’s by-election. Chan took 106,457 votes – 13,410 more than her main rival, Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan, who…
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