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3/25/2012 HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's elite voted Sunday for the city's next leader following a tumultuous, bitter race that highlighted public discontent in the southern Chinese financial hub.

Hong Kong, a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, is an unrestrained global capital of commerce with Western-style rights and freedoms not seen on the mainland. But it has never had full democracy, and Hong Kong's 7.1 million residents have no say in who becomes the next chief executive of the semiautonomous territory.

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