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Citation: Hak Yin Li and Yongnian Zheng, “Grassroots participation in Hong Kong: 2007 District Council Elections and the aftermath”, China Briefing Series 37 (2008): 1-13.
Abstract: The Hong Kong District Council Election took place on 18 November 2007. The voting rate declined from 44.10% in 2003 to 38.83% in 2007, with the pro-democracy camp suffering a blow in the election. The number of seats garnered by the Democratic Party in the District Council dropped sharply from 95 in 2003 to 59 in 2007 while the Civic Party only got 8 seats after sending 42 candidates. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong a major pro-Beijing political party in Hong Kong won 115 seats compared with 62 in 2003.