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香港区議選 民主派が圧勝

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pro-democracy
民主主義支持派の
camp
陣営
vote
投票(後出 voter は有権者、cast a ballot は投票する、turnout は投票率)
candidate
候補者
stunning
驚くべき
landslide victory
圧勝
local election
区議選のこと(後出 district council はここでは区議会)
protest
抗議(後出 protester は抗議者)
rock
揺るがす
bloc
(ここでは民主派の)連合
leader ... Lam
林鄭月娥行政長官のこと
heed
聞き入れる、心に留める
legislature
議会
probe
徹底的調査
alleged
(ここでは)疑惑の
brutality
残忍な行為
unrest
情勢不安
abandoned
破棄された
extradition bill
逃亡犯条例改正案のこと
criminal suspect
犯罪容疑者
trial
裁判
Election winner candidate Kelvin Lam, right, and pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, second right, wave to people in Hong Kong on Nov. 25. (AP)

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.

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週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリー12月7日号

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