Record low vote for Hong Kong 'patriots only' election

By Edward Cho and Dorothy Kam
Updated December 11 2023 - 1:20pm, first published 1:14pm
Voters have avoided Hong Kong's first district council elections since an electoral overhaul. (AP PHOTO)
Voters have avoided Hong Kong's first district council elections since an electoral overhaul. (AP PHOTO)

A "patriots only" district election in Hong Kong that barred opposition democrats from the ballot sheet amid a national security squeeze had a record low voter turnout of 27.5 per cent as many voters spurned what was seen as an undemocratic poll.

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