Hong Kong bans opposition candidate from election



No room for 21-year-old Agnes Chow in Hong Kong election
No room for 21-year-old Agnes Chow in Hong Kong election

The Hong Kong authorities says it has barred a younger pro-democracy activist from an upcoming election as a result of her celebration’s political platform violates electoral legal guidelines.

The motion is to allow the semiautonomous Chinese metropolis to stifle opposition forward of forthcoming election.

An official assertion on Saturday stated a feminine candidate’s nomination was dominated invalid.

She was not recognized however 21-year-old Agnes Chow, a member of democracy activist Joshua Wong’s Demosisto celebration, confirmed it was her.

Chow is the newest to fall sufferer to the Beijing-backed authorities’s tightening restrictions on opposition candidates.

She was planning to face in a March bye-election however the authorities stated the returning officer determined she couldn’t be a candidate due to Demosisto’s platform, which advocates “self-determination” or independence for Hong Kong.

Chow advised reporters that her disqualification was “political screening.”