Four electors cast blank ballots in the small-circle leadership election that confirmed former chief secretary John Lee as Hong Kong’s next leader on Sunday. Election staff count the ballots.…

I am so confused by this process. Is it supposed to provide something resembling democratic legitimacy? Considering that Beijing openly selects the sole candidate that is allowed to run, that feels of dubious value.

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yes it helps to cement in the citizen’s mind their control of the country, provides a way to gauge the strength of the opposition and sometimes a way to divide them as well

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