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August 8, 2022
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Hongkongers snub ‘patriots’ election with lowest turnout in three decades

Only 1,350,680 of the 4,472,863 registered voters cast their ballots for lawmakers in Sunday’s poll

Hongkongers have snubbed a legislature poll taking place under new “patriots only” rules imposed by China, with the lowest turnout since residents started electing lawmakers three decades ago, according to official figures released on Monday.

Only 30%, or 1,350,680 of the 4,472,863 registered voters, cast their ballots for city lawmakers in Sunday’s election, Hong Kong’s top election official, Barnabas Fung, told reporters.

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