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Young activists dominate Hong Kong opposition primary victors

Voters seek new blood despite candidates' risk of disqualification under security law

Pro-democracy activists Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai and Joshua Wong attend a campaign event during primary elections in Hong Kong on July 11.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Despite warnings from the Chinese government and its pro-Beijing followers in Hong Kong, voters in the territory have indicated their desire to see young activists contesting in the upcoming legislative election in September.

Preliminary results of the opposition's primary election over the weekend shows that candidates in their early 40s and younger dominated the top slots in every constituency, although they could be disqualified from running by the Hong Kong government using the new national security law.

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