Functional representation was introduced to Hong Kong's legislature in 1985. Voting records show that functional representatives have a proclivity to veto motions that advocate democratic and accountable governance and a fairer socioeconomic order. This essentially blocks the articulation of public aspirations and renders democratization, as well as the stability and harmony of Hong Kong society, ever more uncertain.

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