Hundreds of thousands vote in Hong Kong’s democratic primaries

HONG KONG: Hundreds of thousands of people voted in the primaries held by the city’s pro-democracy camp over the weekend, reflecting strong support for the movement despite Beijing’s imposition of a national security law that has slowed public expressions of dissent in recent weeks.

Pro-democracy parties held the primary elections, which are not officially part of the city’s political process, to decide on the candidates and avoid dividing the vote in the September legislative elections. They hope to get enough votes to exercise more …


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