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Publish Date: 12:37 - 25 November 2019
TEHRAN, Nov 25_Hong Kong’s leader vows to “listen humbly” to the people after they turned out in record numbers and voted heavily in favor of opposition candidates in local elections, which went ahead peacefully despite months of violent protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Hong Kong leader vows to ‘listen humbly’ to voters as opposition wins landslide in electionsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_With more than 95% of constituencies declared, opposition candidates appeared to have seized an overwhelming majority of the seats in the city’s 18 district councils in Sunday elections.

Local broadcaster RTHK said on Monday that 390 of 452 district council seats — or nearly 90% — went to opposition candidates.

Seventeen of the 18 councils in the territory are now controlled by opposition councilors.

District councils, being elected on four-year terms, have little political power and mainly manage local issues such as bus routes and garbage collection.

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