(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam stated Friday that the federal government will postpone extremely anticipated legislative elections, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak within the semi-autonomous Chinese language metropolis.
The Hong Kong authorities is invoking an emergency laws ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam stated the federal government has the assist of the Chinese language authorities in making the choice.
Hong Kong has seen a surge in coronavirus infections because the starting of July.
The postponement is a setback for the opposition, which hoped to capitalize on disenchantment with the present pro-Beijing majority to make positive factors.
Professional-democracy lawmakers have accused the federal government of utilizing the outbreak as an excuse to delay the elections.