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Monday, September 13, 2004

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Pro-China win in Hong Kong vote

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Pro-China win in Hong Kong vote: "
Pro-China win in Hong Kong vote
Pro-Beijing parties have kept their majority in Hong Kong's legislative council, winning 34 of the 60 seats on offer in Sunday's elections.
Pro-democracy parties, which had been expected to do well, increased their seats by just three, winning 25.
There was a record turnout for the poll, which was seen as a test of public feeling towards Beijing's rule.
Former Democrat leader Martin Lee said the complicated voting system had favoured pro-China candidates.
Thirty of the Legislative Council (LegCo) seats were elected by popular vote, and the remaining 30 by special interest groups that have tended to favour the pro-Beijing camp. "

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