Pro-Mainland Parties Boycott Hong Kong Elections

Feb. 3, 2010, midnight

Two major, pro-Beijing parties say they will boycott upcoming by-elections to vacancies left by five pro-democracy legislators who resigned on January 26th. Many in the media have called the by-elections a de facto referendum on the depth of Hong Kong's democracy. Because of the boycott, some of the seats may see unopposed races.

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