Leader urges Hongkongers ‘actively’ to partake in revamped election, warns against calls for blank votes or boycott

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Hong Kong Free Press

Leader Carrie Lam has urged Hongkongers “actively” to take part in legislative elections next month, the first since a Beijing-decreed revamp sharply cut the number of directly elected seats, and warned that calls to boycott the vote would breach the law. Relatively few potential candidates have so far come forward for the December 19 Legislative Council election, with major pro-democracy parties saying none of their members wish to stand. The government had received 111 nomination forms for the 90 legislative seats as of Monday evening. The nomination period ends on Friday. The revamped legis…

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