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Record-low number of voters turn out for Macau’s legislative elections following ban on opposition candidates

A record-low number of voters showed up for Macau’s legislative elections this year, with the polls marking a surge in blank and invalid ballots, some of which contained vulgarities, seen as a protest gesture against the banning of 21 opposition figures from the race.The city’s electoral officials blamed the 42.38 per cent turnout on bad weather and the Covid-19 pandemic, while critics warned of coming social instability with a lack of opposition voices in the legislature. The situation also…


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