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September 11, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic Party suffered a major erosion of public support in Hong Kong's Legislative Council elections Sunday, while a party with close ties to Beijing gained strength, according to early election results and exit polls. The result of the second council election since Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule three years ago came amid sharply reduced voter turnout and broad public discontent about the failure to recover the levels of prosperity that predated the region's 1998 recession.
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September 11, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic Party suffered a major erosion of public support in Hong Kong's Legislative Council elections Sunday, while a party with close ties to Beijing gained strength, according to early election results and exit polls. The result of the second council election since Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule three years ago came amid sharply reduced voter turnout and broad public discontent about the failure to recover the levels of prosperity that predated the region's 1998 recession.
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