Hong Kong leader: election postponement ‘nothing to do with politics’ | AFP

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam denies postponing the local elections by a year is a political decision to hobble the city’s opposition, as she announces the move using emergency anti-virus powers. But the decision infuriated democracy supporters who had warned against any moves to delay the polls, accusing authorities of using the pandemic to avoid a drubbing at the ballot box. SOUNDBITE

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