Hong Kong votes in overhauled “patriots”-only election

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong voters headed to the polls on Sunday for the first time since an electoral overhaul and a sweeping national security law were imposed on the city. The Legislative Council election – in which only candidates deemed by the government to be “patriots” can run – has been criticised by some activists, foreign governments and rights groups. Hong Kong government leaders have been urging people to vote, saying the poll is representative. They insist the overhaul, like the security law imposed last year, was needed to ensure stability after protracted protests that rocked…

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