Pro-democracy candidates win big in Hong Kong elections

Voters celebrate a pro-Beijing candidate's loss.
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With a record number of residents coming out to vote in Hong Kong's local elections on Sunday, pro-democracy candidates won more than half of the 452 district council seats.

Nearly three million people cast their ballots — almost double the number of voters who participated in the last election four years ago — with local media estimating on Monday morning that at least 377 seats were captured by pro-democracy candidates and 52 by pro-establishment candidates.

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