UPDATE 1-Hong Kong unveils electoral reform package, vows no compromise

April 22, 2015 4:26 AM

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HONG KONG, April 22 (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government gave lawmakers their first look on Wednesday at a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader, a plan that reflects China's desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy.

The controversial government proposal follows huge pro-democracy protests last year in one of the greatest challenges to Beijing's Communist Party rule since the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997.

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