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Hong Kong’s first ‘patriots-only’ polls marred by vote counting delay

Hong Kong’s first critical election under the Beijing-decreed electoral overhaul on Sunday hit a major snag as a delay in vote counting overnight prompted candidates to demand answers on why it took over 10 hours for the full results when only 4,380 ballot papers had to be tallied.
1 month ago|Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s first ‘patriots-only’ polls marred by vote counting delay

Hong Kong’s first critical election under the Beijing-decreed electoral overhaul on Sunday hit a major snag as a delay in vote counting overnight prompted candidates to demand answers on why it took over 10 hours for the full results when only 4,380 ballot papers had to be tallied.Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Barnabas Fung Wah apologised for the delay and admitted the process of delivering the ballot boxes and vote counting was “unsatis…

1 month ago|Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Takes 10 Hours to Count Some 4,400 Votes

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s first public ballot since China overhauled the city’s electoral system to ensure “patriots” rule was dogged by complaints of a counting delay, in a vote closely watched by Beijing. Continue Reading. Read more on Politics by BloombergQuint.

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