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Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

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Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirusHONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision to hold the elections on Sept. 5, 2021. “The announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in the past seven months,” Lam said at a news conference. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shows his disqualification notice during a press conference in Hong...
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Elections for Hong Kong's parliament - previously scheduled for September - will be postponed due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

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Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election [Video]

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election

Hong Kong government warns more nominees could face similar decision as the disqualified 12, including Joshua Wong.

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HK could postpone election in democracy blow [Video]

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Reports in Hong Kong suggest a vote for seats in the city's legislature could be postponed by a year amid fears of a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Opposition democrats have accused Beijing of using the pandemic as an excuse. Adam Reed reports.

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