Hong Kong democrats retain veto bloc in law-making body

Kowloon West constituency candidate Avery Ng (centre-left) of the League of Social Democrats celebrates his election win as the results of the Hong Kong Legislative Council elections are announced on Sept 5, 2016.
Kowloon West constituency candidate Avery Ng (centre-left) of the League of Social Democrats celebrates his election win as the results of the Hong Kong Legislative Council elections are announced on Sept 5, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong democrats retained their one-third veto bloc in the city's 70-seat legislative council on Monday (Sept 5) as the final votes from the weekend election were tallied.

A record number of voters turned out for the highly contested election, which saw six pro-democracy candidates disqualified from running on the grounds that they supported independence.

(This story is developing)