Casino bosses, pro-Beijing candidates win in Macau elections
HONG KONG (AFP) - Casino bosses and pro-Beijing candidates dominated poll results in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, with democrats conceding defeat on Monday.
Sunday's polls were marred by reports of perks offered to voters during last-minute campaigning in a city which has been transformed by the gambling industry.
Macau is now the world's biggest casino capital, overtaking Las Vegas in revenues and employing some 23 per cent of the total workforce.
Preliminary election results released early on Monday showed democrats had secured just two out of the 14 directly-elected seats in the city's lawmaking body, down from three in the previous election in 2009.