Hong Kong puts electoral reform package to legislature

April 22, 2015 3:13 AM

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Hong Kong puts electoral reform package to legislature

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader to lawmakers on Wednesday, in a plan that reflected China's desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists.

The controversial government proposal comes after massive pro-democracy protests rippled across the financial hub last year, and analysts said the blueprint - which will be voted on by lawmakers in early summer - could once again stir political tension after a lull of several months.

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