September 2016: Hong Kong Holds Legislative Elections
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Hong Kong Holds Legislative Elections
- Hong Kong holds its legislative elections on September 4, 2016, and has the highest turnout of voters in the territory's history. More than half the population comes out to vote, voicing their discontent for China's attempt to stifle democracy. The results from the election shock China's leadership; for the first time, the localists have gained seats, reflecting a growing belief that Hong Kong should be able to make its own decisions regardless of what the Chinese government wants.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung