Hong Kong just had an election, of sorts. They did select their new chief executive. But the public did not vote. Hong Kong uses a 1,200 member Elections Committee which largely represents defined business sectors (here). From the NY Times article “Hong Kong, Divided Over Future, Gets a New Leader” by Keith Bradsher (here):
Crowds of pro-democracy protesters tried to march into the convention center where the voting was held; when the police stopped them, some charged the police lines and were turned back with pepper spray.
The victor, Leung Chun-ying, 57, won 689 of the 1,132 votes cast by members of the city’s Election Committee. He quickly tried to allay fears that he would restrict civil liberties in the former British colony or interrupt its gradual progress toward greater democracy.
At a news conference soon after winning a five-year term that will start on July 1, Mr. Leung said that freedom of the press and freedom of assembly were “core values” of Hong Kong and that he would protect them. He promised to focus on giving the people of Hong Kong better access to housing, education and medical care and added that “the freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong people will not change.”