This week on The Sound Kitchen, you will hear the reply to the query about voter turnout in Hong Kong’s District Council elections. There’s a bit of lesson on leap years, listener information, nice music – and naturally, the brand new quiz query. Simply click on on the “Audio” arrow above and revel in!
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This week’s quiz: On 30 November, I requested you a query about elections in Hong Kong. On 24November, Hong Kongers forged their votes for his or her District Council representatives. The professional-democracy candidates gained 389 out of the 452 elected seats, up from the 124 they beforehand held – and excess of they’ve ever gained. The federal government’s allies held simply 58 seats, a outstanding collapse from their earlier 300 seats.
This election was considered as a referendum on the unrest, which has created the town’s worst political disaster in many years. In a semiautonomous a part of China the place higher democracy is among the protesters’ largest calls for, it gave residents a uncommon likelihood to vote.
I requested you to ship within the voter turnout rely – how many individuals went and voted – in not solely the 24 November 2019 elections, however within the final District Council elections, in 2015.
The reply is: Voter turnout this previous 12 months was 71 %. Sometimes in district council elections, it isn’t way more than 40 %. The earlier ballot in 2015 – which elevated as nicely – turnout climbed to 47 %. This 12 months the variety of registered voters hit a report: 7 in 10 eligible voters went to the polls!
The winners are: Muhammad Shamim S, the president of the RFI Golden Eagles Membership in Keralam State, India and RFI Listeners Membership member Muhammad Nasyr from Katsina State, Nigeria. From Sindh, Pakistan, Amin Laghari; from Rangpur, Bangladesh, Rasheduzzaman; from Telangana, India, Dr S Indu Kuamri.
This is the music you heard on this week’s program: Concerto Grosso within the Type of Handel: “Woman Madonna” (an association of the tune “Woman Madonna” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon by Peter Briener) carried out by the Briener Chamber Orchestra; “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah, sung by the Royal Choral Society; “Valse Triste” by Jean Sibelius, carried out by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe carried out by Vladimir Ashkenazy; “Water Lily” by George Fenton and John Leach, and the normal “Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym” (“Escorting the dad and mom of the bride and groom dwelling”), carried out by Itzhak Perlman and the Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra.
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