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The Wall Street Journal: Pro-autonomy candidates make gains in Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG — A bevy of candidates from new parties calling for more self-determination for the former British colony appear to have won seats in the first major elections since the massive street protests of two years ago — a result that underscores deepening political divisions here.

Early results of a Sunday poll to elect a fresh slate of lawmakers for Hong Kong’s 70-member Legislative Council showed likely wins by a student leader from the 2014 Occupy protests — where thousands of citizens seeking greater autonomy blocked streets for 79 days — as well as other advocates of a more independently governed Hong Kong.

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