홍콩의회는 홍콩의 완전 민주화를 위한 구체적인 마감시한이 명시되지 않은 논란많은 선거 개혁 법안을 부결했습니다.

홍콩 당국은 21일 법안을 표결에 부쳤으나 전체 의석수 60표가운데 통과에 필요한6표가 모자라 부결됐습니다. 법안이 통과되기 위해서는 40표가 필요하지만 34명의 의원들만이 이 법안에 찬성했습니다.

법안에 반대한 친 민주성향의 의원들은 홍콩주민들이 언제 지도자와 의원들을 직접 선출할수 있는지 윤곽이 분명한 일정표를 원하고 있다고 말하고 있습니다.

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Hong Kong lawmakers have voted down a controversial election reform package that lacked a clear deadline for the Chinese territory to become fully democratic. The government fell short of the six votes needed from the opposition to pass the proposal in the 60-seat legislature today (Wednesday).

The measure needed 40 votes to pass, but only 34 lawmakers voted in favor of it. Pro-democracy lawmakers who were against the package say they want a timetable outlining when Hong Kong citizens will be able to vote directly for their leader and lawmakers.

Hong Kong made concessions on Monday, amending the electoral reform package in the hope of winning wider support. But critics said the amended proposal lacked the crucial timetable. Earlier this month, tens of thousands of people marched in Hong Kong to demand full democracy.