Hong Kong residents have shown great interest in the local elections to elect district councilors, as protestors view the ballot as a great opportunity to change the political climate in the autonomous region.

In a news conference, Barnabus Fung, head of electoral affairs committee, said more than 2.94 million registered voters cast ballots in Sunday’s District Council Elections. The total turnout rate was more than 71% of 4.1 million registered voters.


HONG KONG, CHINA – NOVEMBER 24 : Vote counting for local elections starts, as anti government protests continue, in Hong Kong, China on November 24,

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