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The Hong Kong opposition begins its second day of primaries after a high participation rate has been found

July 12, 2020

The Hong Kong opposition expects more than half a million people to vote if the primaries that take place in the territory this weekend end at a critical time for their future after the controversial national security law has been decreed and ordered from China to end Critics destined to destroy dissent.

According to the organizers, who had reported in a press conference collected by the public network of the RTHK area, a total of 318,000 people cast their electronic voice and another 10,000 additional votes on paper this Sunday afternoon (night in Spain).

Politician and activist Avery Ng expected participation to reach half a million people and hopefully “break the record for 570,000 people in 2010,” he told the DPA agency.

The Hong Kong opposition begins its second day of primaries after a high participation rate has been foundThe Hong Kong opposition begins its second day of primaries after a high participation rate has been found

Despite the recent tense events, the vote on Saturday in 250 small polling stations, according to the organizers, was relatively smooth and without any noteworthy incidents.