Hong Kong elected a total of 90 new lawmakers on Sunday under Beijing’s revamped rules, which ensured that the city’s Legislative Council is stacked with “patriots.”
While the polls saw a historic low turnout of around 1.3 million people – or 30.2 per cent of registered voters – Chief Executive Carrie Lam defended the elected candidates as “broadly representative,” and said the composition of the expanded legislature was “quite good.”
HKFP reviews the best photos by our reporters and photographer on Sunday, when candidates roamed the city to appeal to voters but polling stations were quiet. The team also captured hectic scenes at bus stops and metro stations as crowds took advantage of free public transport on polling day.
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