Supporters of pro-democracy candidate Angus Wong celebrate his victory in Hong Kong’s district council elections, November 25, 2019 (Vincent Yu/AP)

Pro-democracy parties have won more than 90% of the seats in Hong Kong district elections.

The boost for the parties, which only claimed about 30% of seats in the last elections, is seen as an overwhelming show of support for months of protests challenging the local government and mainland China’s rulers.

Turnout surged from 42% to more than 70%, almost 3 million of 4.1 million registered voters.

As the first set of results came in, I chatted with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s RN Breakfast about the significance of the outcome and what happens next.

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