Hong Kong government scared of democracy supporters, postponed election for one year citing Corona

Hong Kong government scared of democracy supporters, postponed election for one year citing Corona

The China-supported government of Hong Kong has postponed the Legislative Council (Parliament) elections to be held on September 6 for a year. …

Hong Kong, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has postponed the Legislative Council (Parliament) elections to be held on September 6 for a year. He cited the rising corona virus outbreak in the city. However, it is believed that the government of this semi-autonomous region of China has taken this step in view of the possible victory of the pro-democracy agitators. Let us know that a few days ago the government disqualified 12 pro-democracy candidates for the election.

Ordinance will be brought soon

The Hong Kong government will soon bring an ordinance to legalize the decision to postpone the election by a year. Lam said the Chinese government’s decision has full support from the Chinese government. Carrie Lam said in a press conference, ‘This was the most difficult decision in the last seven months. We want to see people safe and sound. This decision is necessary if the election is conducted in a fair manner. The Parliament of China will work to explore administrative and political options.

Big shock for the opposition

The postponement of elections is seen as a major setback for the pro-democracy opposition. The opposition believed that it would benefit from the displeasure of the National Security Act enacted by China on June 30 and would easily win a majority in Parliament. Let me tell you that while half of the members are directly elected in Hong Kong parliament, half of the pro-Beijing members are appointed. An opposition group of 22 MPs said the epidemic was being used as an excuse for delaying elections.

Hong Kong’s leading government lawyer resigns

Hong Kong’s leading government lawyer David Leung has resigned from his post. He said that he took this step due to differences with the city’s top legal officer. According to an e-mail to Reuters, David was marginalized after the new security law was implemented by China. David said in his email that he could not work with Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng. His resignation is a testimony to the government’s discomfort with the new system

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