Civic groups in Hong Kong rallied outside the convention center where the election for the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region election was underway. They were protesting China's involvement in the choice of candidates. Results showed that the pan-democratic camp's strategy of concentrating support for candidate John Tsang was not successful. Electors who cast invalid ballots to protest the election called on the public to continue demonstrating for universal suffrage next Sunday, April 2 at China's Liaison Office. A crowd of several hundred gathered by the Civil Human Rights Front attempted to protest in the election site in Hong Kong against China's interference in the election. However, they were blocked by police. A pro-China group conducted a counter-protest saying that they supported the election. The two sides shouted slogans at each other. Several electors said after the election that they had cast spoiled ballots. The results showed that Carrie Lam won more votes than C. Y. Leung did in the last election. Legislator and elector Nathan Law said that this showed Chinese interference in the results and a concerted effort to make the pan-democrat strategy fail. ==NATHAN LAW Hong Kong Legislator== We need to think and reflect on our strategies, because our assumptions did not come true. As China's preferred candidate, Carrie Lam won the election despite trailing in the polls to her opponent John Tsang. Academics say that Tsang's loss means that the discontent felt by Hong Kong society toward China has no electoral outlet, and that more conflict may ensue over the next five years. ==MA NGOK Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong== She didn't have enough support in society. If she relied on the support of the Liaison Office and Beijing, she'll continue to rely on them after her election. In the future, this will also be quite destructive to "one country, two systems. Civil groups dissatisfied with China's interference in the election are calling on supporters to demonstrate in front of the Liaison Office for universal suffrage. TRANSLATED BY:JOHN CHEN 香港特首選舉雖然落幕,但香港民間團體發起遊行,數百人至場外抗議。選後結果顯示,泛民主派企圖集中支持候選人曾俊華的策略失敗。投廢票表達反對選舉立場的選委則呼籲民眾,下週日至中聯辦表達心聲,繼續爭取真普選。 香港民間人權陣線發起,反對中國政府介入小圈子選舉的遊行,數百人至投票所會場外時,意圖進入會場抗議,由於未提出申請,遭警方阻擋在外。 另一側有親中團體,也動員數百人,表明支持依法選特首,雙方互喊口號。選後包括立法會議員梁國雄 朱凱迪 劉小麗等多位選委,主動表明投下廢票。 然而投票結果呈現,林鄭月娥的得票數高於上屆的梁振英,立法會議員也是選委的羅冠聰認為,顯見中共不僅意圖操控結果,也刻意讓泛民主派的集中選票策略挫敗。 ==香港立法會議員 羅冠聰== 其實在這策略思考中要反省 因為這些假設都沒有兌現 中國政府支持的林鄭月娥順利當選,但是他在選前民意支持度一直不如敵手曾俊華。學者認為民望甚高的曾俊華落敗,讓香港社會對於中國政府不滿的情緒,無法透過民主選舉找到出口,未來五年可能會有更多的衝突。 ==香港中文大學教授 馬嶽== 他本來社會支持不夠 靠的主要是 中聯辦跟北京的支持的話 當選之後也會非常依賴 他們對他各方面的支持 這個也對未來的一國兩制 會做成一個滿大的破壞 不滿中國操控選舉結果,抗議的民間團體呼籲,泛民主派的支持者下週日齊至中聯辦表達心聲,繼續爭取真普選。 記者卓冠齊 黃政淵 香港採訪報導

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