GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Elections redraw political map Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong 10 September 2016
Voters in the Legco (Legislative Council) elections held on 4 September – widely seen as the most important since the 1997 handover – redrew Hong Kong’s political map and delivered a sharp rebuke to the government. The shock effect cannot be overstated no matter how much Beijing’s stooge Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying (“CY”), puts on a brave face. CY and the pro-government camp failed completely in their aim to take full control of the Legco by denying the opposition its veto power, which requires a minimum 24 seats in the 70-seat chamber. Instead, the opposition’s share increased from 27 to 30 seats.
MACAU SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION