Hong Kong Votes to Replace Ousted Pro-Democracy Lawmakers
Hong Kong saw low turnout numbers for an election Sunday to replace four lawmakers disqualified over oaths last year the Chinese government deemed improper. The vote pits pro-Beijing loyalists against opposition candidates, who worry that if they do not win at least some of the seats they will not have veto power, effectively securing Beijing's power in the city's semi-democratic legislature. Pro-democracy candidate Agnes Chow, who had hoped to replace disqualified lawmaker and activist Nathan Law, was barred from running at the last minute because she advocated for Hong Kongers to determine their own future. "This election is not just a normal election; it is a battle between the pro-Beijing camp and the pro-democracy camp," Chow said, adding that it was an important choice for the people of Hong Kong between "rule of law or rule by the Communist Party". Little-known activist Au-Nok-hin, a neighborhood councilor, was enlisted to replace... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Hong Kong Votes to Replace Ousted Pro-Democracy Lawmakers, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you
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