THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY Elections in Hong Kong
We congratulate the people of Hong Kong for their participation in record numbers in elections this past weekend to choose the members of their Legislative Council. The results of the election show that Hong Kong's people want more, not less, democracy, and care deeply about the protection of their fundamental rights. We stand with them in these beliefs. Democracy and democratic elections are critical components in assuring that Hong Kong remains a free and dynamic society serving the interests of its six million people in the years to come.
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