A trio of elections
Because too much election action is barely enough…
- Hong Kong’s ex-security chief John Lee has become the territory’s new leader, after a closed voting process where he was the only candidate. Known as a staunch Beijing supporter, he oversaw the violent crackdowns on pro-democracy activists in 2019.
- Sinn Féin has won the most seats (aka 27 of 90) in Northern Ireland’s Assembly for the first time. It’s an historic milestone for a party that was linked to the Irish Republican Army, a paramilitary group that used violence to try to reunify Ireland and rid the north of British rule.
- There will be 65 million Filipinos voting today for their next president. It’s expected Ferdinand Marcos Jr – the son of former dictator and namesake Marcos Snr – will replace outgoing hardman Rodrigo Duterte. Watch this space…
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