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Hong Kong comes out to vote
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Hong Kong comes out to vote

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Hong Kong, Nov 24: People from across political spectrum hit polls here on Sunday morning, more than doubling 2015's turnout rate for the first three hours of voting, South China Morning Post reported.

A record 4.1 million people are registered to vote and turnout is expected to beat the 47 per cent figure of 2015.

The election of 452 district councillors, who oversee everyday neighbourhood affairs, carries more significance than in most years. The results will be seen as a barometer of support for the anti-government protest movement now roiling the city, and could exert more pressure on embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to find new ways to resolve the impasse. (UNI)