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Graphics showing how the camps align in the new Legislative Council were pro-democracy forces retain their crucial veto power, and the full lists of winners in the geographical seats.
Many terms and buzzwords can be seen and heard in news and discussions surrounding the upcoming Legislative Council elections. Some of these terms -such as toi kiu (抬轎) which literally means “carry a sedan chair” – can be quite confusing. Here, we try to explain a few of them.
The voting system for the geographical constituencies Hong Kong employs a proportional representation system of party-lists, in which seats are allocated on a “largest remainder” basis for the election of legislators in the geographical constituencies. That may sound confusing, so we’ve created three infographics to explain how it works:
A record number of candidates are standing in the Legislative Council elections on September 4th, even after seven were disqualified and two withdrew. Here are the numbers: and their geographical distribution:
Voters by age and geographical distribution