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Hong Kong: Pro-democracy group launches unofficial referendum on next HK chief executive02:23

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy group launches unofficial referendum on next HK chief executive

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
March 12, 2017 at 05:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-democracy civil group 'Citizens United in Action' launched an unofficial referendum in Hong Kong, Sunday, for citizens to vote for the next chief executive of the autonomous territory.

"We think it's important for Hong Kong people to have a chance to express their views on who should be the next chief executive," explained Citizens United in Action spokesperson Benni Tai.

Tai added that both people all around the world have seen "that Hong Kong people want democracy very much," following the 2014 'Umbrella Revolution', where citizens decried the country's proposed reforms to the local electoral system.

Tai added that the civil group hopes that the result of this election will have some sort of influence on Hong Kong's 1,200 official election committee members.

Electors could cast their votes both at the two local polling stations and online.

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy group launches unofficial referendum on next HK chief executive02:23
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Pro-democracy civil group 'Citizens United in Action' launched an unofficial referendum in Hong Kong, Sunday, for citizens to vote for the next chief executive of the autonomous territory.

"We think it's important for Hong Kong people to have a chance to express their views on who should be the next chief executive," explained Citizens United in Action spokesperson Benni Tai.

Tai added that both people all around the world have seen "that Hong Kong people want democracy very much," following the 2014 'Umbrella Revolution', where citizens decried the country's proposed reforms to the local electoral system.

Tai added that the civil group hopes that the result of this election will have some sort of influence on Hong Kong's 1,200 official election committee members.

Electors could cast their votes both at the two local polling stations and online.