Thursday, June 18, 2015

#HONGKONG: Bejing-Backed Election Reforms Voted Down After Ill-Advised Pro-Bejing Parliamentary Walkout

[world politics news]

In a shocking defeat for Bejing, 28 pro-democracy legislators voted down plans for the Mainland to hand-select candidates for its 2017 leadership race after 31 pro-Bejing legislators walked out of Parliament to wait for a colleague. The 28 votes were enough to defeat the measure even if they had remained.

Pictured: Grim-faced pro-Bejing legislators try to explain their walkout after the vote.

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