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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy camp wins elections in landslide

Carrie Lam says government will listen to public 'humbly and seriously reflect'

HONG KONG -- Pro-democracy candidates won a majority of the seats in Hong Kong's district council elections on Sunday, breaking the pro-Beijing camp's grip on local governance in the former British colony.

Some of the highest-profile candidates in the pro-establishment camp, including Legislative Council members and longtime district councilors, lost to challengers from the opposition on high turnout by younger voters -- a demographic tending toward greater sympathy for the pro-democracy movement.

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