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Hong Kong leader thanks residents for orderly voting despite volatile environment

Hong Kong leader thanks residents for orderly voting despite volatile environment
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis -
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HONGKONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday thanked residents of the Chinese-ruled city for orderly voting on Sunday despite a relatively volatile environment and said she hoped the peace at the weekend was a voice by people against violence.

Lam was speaking a day after poll results showed democratic candidates secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in Sunday’s local elections, a landslide victory in polls that were widely seen as a barometer of support for Lam.

(Reporting By Clare Jim, Sharon Tam and Noah Sin; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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