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    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...5-20191118.htm

    Nip said there were three requirements for the polls to be held "safely and orderly" with the first of these being an end to violence.

    The other two conditions were that tunnels and roads should not be blocked, and there must be a halt to the destruction of transport facilities so that traffic is not paralysed, he said.
    Somehow police actions fulfill go against the first 2 of these requirements.
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    I was not aware of any districts that straddle any tunnels in Hong Kong. District Council Elections are by their very nature VERY local and all polling stations are within walking distance. I would be understandable if they offered to extend the opening hours a litte and postpone the results by a couple of hours.

    Or it could be....

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile...n-Violence.pdf

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    I guess the question should be would the continuation of the election do harm to the Party.

    A cynic might think....

    Almost certainly yes. At this stage the government still claims legitimacy by having a good turn-out at elections especially at the district level where voting the right way some would suggest is rewarded with a flow of cash via and coordinated by the correct district councillors. If you vote the wrong way projects in your district will struggle for priority. IF the government loses by a landslide at a level of government it has spend Billions managing over the years it will be a failure and prove they lack legitimacy before the government is ready to cast this basic expectation aside. Therefore the elections will not happen on the 24th. They will be delayed, delayed again until the time is right.

    So how do you get them postponed with a whiff of legitimacy? Reading around the subject of dictators cancelling elections that may challenge their power the usual way is to engineer a civil disturbance. So what would be needed to make that happen between now and Sunday? Perhaps

    Wednesday - Let out all the more fragile protesters at Poly U - Under 18, sick, injured, scared
    Thursday - Create a pretence for having to go in such as chemical weapons being made and clearly state lethal force will be used if Police are threatened.
    Thursday Night - Full on liberation of Poly U from the terrorists with brutal images and live rounds fired and chemicals found (later turns out to be paint thinner)
    Friday - Full Scale Mouth Frothing from all sides.
    Friday Night - Riots on the streets of Kowloon - Lots of windows will be broken this time
    Saturday around 14:00 - Election called off using CCP party language in the press release
    Saturday night - More riots and dangerous fires started
    Sunday - 'We were right to call off the election' because of the violence

    That is probably how a tin-pot dictator would act in the coming days.


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    Is it taking place now? I read somewhere that they would have had to decide that by Tuesday? Also today it seems rather calm so far...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari
    Is it taking place now? I read somewhere that they would have had to decide that by Tuesday? Also today it seems rather calm so far...
    One of my candidates sent out her emails last night so maybe she knows something.

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    It takes two to tango? Who the fuck comes up with these things?

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greghouse
    It takes two to tango? Who the fuck comes up with these things?

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0
    Chief Secretary, apparently. Lets see how good people takes the tango line when he decides to cancel the elections. Which they will, if we are to trust the current polls:
    https://twitter.com/lokmantsui/statu...861243904?s=19

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    Cheung told the media that the government is "extremely keen" to hold the elections as scheduled, but that depends on the actions of anti-government protesters.
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