Hong Kong is out of breath ahead of Sunday’s elections. Due to brutal attacks on candidates and months of protests, protesters have become increasingly important in their efforts to free their leaders. Chinese authorities on Friday demanded demonstrators not disrupt the minimum four-year district council elections.
Authorities say nearly six months of protests and street protests have led to the city’s collapse. The 452 seats in the 18 Hong Kong district councils are usually poorly focused, but this year protesters have been the center for those wishing to legalize their ballot. First of all, all the seats were contested in Hong Kong’s full democracy.
Due to public anger at the government and police, the opposition is expected to win a decisive victory. District councils sometimes view young political qualifications as nurturing areas. By September 2020, five district councilors may have at least five parliamentary seats in the city’s legislative council.
In Hong Kong, local councils are holding elections for more than 400 members. Democratic campaigners are hoping for more involvement in the traditionally elected council. Chinese pro-government lawmakers are calling on voters to vote to show their frustration with the ongoing clashes with protesters.
Hong Kong, which has been running for nearly six months in anti-government protests, is holding a regional election today. Democracy protesters are urging people not to interfere in Hong Kong’s regional elections, which are partly autonomous.
The Hong Kong administration has warned that the polls will be postponed if the polls are blocked, with a population of 7.4 million and 4.1 million registered to vote. The queue has been long since arriving in polls in Hong Kong early Sunday to vote in the city’s first public vote since the mass protests.
More than 720,000 people voted in the constituencies in three hours, with some waiting more than an hour. In 2015, 212,000 came out during that period.Hong Kong has registered 4.1 million voters to vote in the election. In 18 counties across the city, they will directly elect councils that handle public-level issues such as transportation and public buildings.