As the Chinese communist party under the leadership of Xi Jinping moves to purge all traces of democracy in Chian, the pro-democracy camp in Macao has lost seats in the Macao assembly. This article is by NHK World – Japan. Here is an excerpt:
Pro-democracy members of Macao’s Legislative Assembly have lost their seats after an election in which they were not allowed to run for being “disloyal” to the government.
Voter turnout in the ballot held on Sunday was 42 percent, the lowest since Macao was returned to China from Portugal in 1999.
Electoral officials said in July that 21 would-be candidates, including pro-democracy members of the assembly, had failed to uphold the Basic Law, which is effectively Macao’s constitution. This barred them from running in Sunday’s election.
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