Candidates suspend campaigns as Hong Kong legislative election approaches
Saturday, September 3, 2016
As theapproaches, six candidates considered to be in the suspended their campaigns on Friday. They were performing poorly in public opinion polls, and encouraged supporters to vote for other pan-democracy candidates instead.
The candidates suspending their campaigns werefrom the , Kalvin Ho Kai-ming from the , from the , and independents , , and Clarice Cheung.
from the Civic Party and Kalvin Ho Kai-ming from the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood were running for the functional constituency, commonly referred as "Super District Council" seats. Both of them suggested their supporters vote for pan-democratic candidates with a higher likelihood of winning, to continue the pan-democrats' majority in the "Super District Council" seats. Kalvin Ho Kai-ming asked voters to choose a candidate with similar stance and ideology to his own party's.
The four other candidates were all running for geographical constituencies. Both Andy Chui and Paul Zimmerman were running for theconstituency, Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu was running for the constituency, and independent Clarice Cheung was running for the constituency. Zimmerman recommended supporters vote for 's instead.
All of these candidates performed poorly in the. The 2016 Hong Kong legislative election is to be held on Sunday. It elects 70 legislators to the .
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