Tiny ‘Election Committee’ Begins Vote for Hong Kong Leader

A small electoral college began voting for a new Hong Kong leader Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension. The majority of the city’s 7.3 million people have no say in their next leader, with the winner to be chosen by a 1,200-person “election committee” stacked with pro-Beijing and pro-establishment loyalists. Three candidates are running for the top post,...

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