New trade unions could be powerful force in LegCo elections in Hong Kong in September

The skyline of Hong Kong seen in a photo taken on Nov 27, 2019.
The skyline of Hong Kong seen in a photo taken on Nov 27, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - The formation of trade unions in the last few months by those opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam has given rise to fears that pro-establishment candidates may receive a drubbing in Legislative Council (LegCo) elections due in September.

The poll for the city's parliament will be a closely watched affair following the landslide victory of the vocal and largely anti-establishment pan-democrats in the district council election in November last year.

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