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Thursday, June 18, 2015, Ashar 4, 1422 BS, Shaban 30, 1436 Hijr


Showdown in HK ahead of key reform vote
Published : Thursday, 18 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 11

HONG KONG, June 17 : Hong Kong entered a political showdown on Wednesday as lawmakers debated a divisive reform package ahead of a key vote, with tensions high over an alleged explosives plot that police said was linked to a "radical" group.
The vote pits democracy campaigners against the government in the culmination of a fraught chapter which saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets last year over the controversial electoral roadmap.
Although the government's reform proposal would for the first time give all residents the right to vote for the chief executive in 2017, it adheres to a Beijing ruling that candidates must be vetted by a loyalist committee.    ?AFP

















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