the nominations to The legislative in hong kong of twelve activists, pro-democracy, among them Joshua Wong, the figure of the " movement umbrellas ", have been invalidated. Hong Kong people are being called to ballot in early September for the elections crucial to the legislative Council (LegCo, the local Parliament), nine months after the triumph of the pro-democracy movement in the local elections, while the ex-british colony has lived in 2019 in its worst political crisis since its handover to China in 1997. "I just had to be disqualified for the elections of the LegCo, while I was the biggest winner of the primaries ", has announced in a tweet by Joshua Wong, who had been the face of the "movement umbrellas" in 2014.
More than 600 000 hong Kong people have participated in mid-July to the primary organised by the party of the camp, pro-democracy in the city of 7.5 million people. "Beijing is demonstrating a total disregard for the will of hong Kong people crowd to the feet [...] the autonomy of the city and seeks to maintain the Parliament in hong kong under his rule," added Joshua Wong. He denounced "the measure of punishment the most important" against the camp, pro-democracy, explaining that the authorities had disqualified " almost all the candidates are pro-democracy, since the progressive bands of the more recent parties of moderate, traditional ". "The government of hong kong supports the decision [...] to invalidate twelve nominations in the elections to the legislative Council ", announced on its side, the government in a press release.
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A legislative Council acquired the block pro-Beijing
The LegCo has 70 members designated according to a system that is convoluted, which guarantees almost certainly a majority in the block pro-Beijing. Only 35 are elected by direct universal suffrage, the others being mainly nominated by professional groups acquired in the mainland of China. But the movements pro-democracy hoped to re-translate in the ballot box, and the success of their extraordinary mobilisation of the past year.
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hong Kong has been the theatre during six months of protests and demonstrations almost daily to defend the freedoms and denounce the interference of China in the affairs of their semi-autonomous region. The popularity of these claims has been confirmed during the local elections of November marked by a triumph of the camp, pro-democracy, which has taken control of 17 of the 18 districts of the territory.