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No open nominations for Hong Kong chief executive election

  • There will be no open nominations for polls to elect the leader of Hong Kong, China has ruled.

    Two or three candidates will instead be nominated by a committee that would be “broadly representative" .

    Pro-democracy activists are likely to protest against this move as it might restrict the candidate list to pro-Beijing members.

    Hong Kong's chief executive will be the first person to hold the post after being elected by voters in 2017.

     

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