- 投票（後出 voter は有権者、cast a ballot は投票する、turnout は投票率）
- landslide victory
- local election
- 区議選のこと（後出 district council はここでは区議会）
- 抗議（後出 protester は抗議者）
- leader ... Lam
- extradition bill
- criminal suspect
Pro-democracy camp wins big in HK vote
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates scored a stunning landslide victory in local elections in Hong Kong, according to results on Nov. 25, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that have rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months.
A record 71% of the city's 4.1 million registered voters cast ballots on Nov. 24, well over the 47% turnout in the same election four years ago, election officials said.
Pro-democracy candidates won 385 out of 452 seats in 18 district councils. Previously, the bloc had fewer than a third of the seats.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Nov. 25 she would "seriously reflect" on the landslide victory. Candidates said she must heed protesters' demands including free elections for the city's leader and legislature, and an independent probe into alleged police brutality.
The result of the elections could force the central government in Beijing to rethink how to handle the unrest.
The protests started in June over a now-abandoned extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent for trials in mainland China. But the movement has since become an anti-China campaign.