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Polls show democracy advocates fail to win majority in Hong Kong legislature

[JURIST] Exit polls released Sunday in Hong Kong - now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China - showed that advocates in favor of a democracy further removed from Beijing's influence failed to win the majority of seats in Saturday's much-anticipated election for members of Hong Kong's 60-seat Legislative Council. Final results from the election should be released Monday.

Initial estimates showed that legislators backed by Beijing held on to approximately 39 of the 60 legislative seats. The official HK government website for the Legislative Council election is here. The New York Times has more. The official website for the current Legislative Council here.

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