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Hong Kong poll numbers show pro-establishment bloc’s public housing edge

More than half of Hong Kong’s 35 busiest polling stations in last Sunday’s Legislative Council election serviced voters from public housing estates, the Post has found, showcasing the pro-establishment bloc’s effectiveness in wooing low-income residents.The polling station located at the clubhouse of Shun Lee Disciplined Services Quarters in Kwun Tong …

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5 takeaways from the Hong Kong Legislative Council election 2021

The first Legislative Council election in Hong Kong following Beijing’s “patriots-only” overhaul of the political system ended with a record-low turnout of only 30.2 per cent on Sunday.Despite central government officials’ repeated assurances that they were not eyeing “political homogeneity” in Hong Kong’s new legislature, the Beijing-friendly camp ended up …

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Boycott calls, ‘foreign forces’ may lower Hong Kong election turnout: official

Calls for a boycott of Sunday’s Legislative Council election and interference by “foreign forces” may contribute to a potential low voter turnout, Hong Kong’s constitutional affairs chief has said a day before residents head to the polls.Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai’s Saturday warning that outsiders were …

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Beijing ‘not issuing instructions’ on who to back in Hong Kong’s Legco poll

Pro-establishment heavyweights have dismissed suggestions ahead of Sunday’s Legislative Council election that Beijing has issued instructions on who to vote for, while government ministers are ramping up their campaign at the eleventh hour to boost turnout.But with just two days until polling stations open, a survey has revealed that a …

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Hong Kong civil servants to be paid more for manning Legco polling stations

Authorities have increased the compensation for civil servants who will work at the roughly 630 polling stations set up across Hong Kong for the Legislative Council election on SundayBut a major civil service group said the adjustment, which came amid complaints about being assigned specific polling stations this year, failed …

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Hong Kong officials seek to drum up enthusiasm for Legislative Council poll

With the Legislative Council election just a week away, Hong Kong officials on Sunday attempted to drum up enthusiasm for a poll devoid of mainstream opposition candidates, with the financial chief insisting Beijing’s overhaul of the process would help solve the city’s deep-seated problems.Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po also argued …

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