Democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader to listen to calls for democracy.
According to local media counts, 17 of the 18 councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors.
The election saw an unprecedented voter turnout of more than 71%
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive, Carrie Lam, said in a statement the government respected the results and wished “the peaceful, safe and orderly situation to continue”.