Local elections were held in Hong Kong on Sunday. The candidates of the opposition Democratic Forces won an unprecedented victory.
In Hong Kong, 452 deputies from 18 district councils were elected. According to preliminary results, the Democrats won at least 333 seats.
Voter turnout was 71.2%. The days of the holidays were held without demonstrations for the first time. The crowd was just outside the polling stations.
Thousands of protests have begun in Hong Kong since June. Initially, the protesters demanded that the local government refuse to hand over the alleged offenders to China. The protesters later demanded democratic reforms, universal suffrage, and the resignation of Hong Kong’s head of administration, Kerry Lam. Also, demonstrators demand an independent investigation into police violence during demonstrations.