24 May 2019

Hunan expels 56 lawmakers over election fraud, Xinhua says

Dozens of lawmakers from the Hunan city of Hengyang have been expelled from the municipal legislature over alleged election fraud, Xinhua reported Sunday. The Hunan Provincial People’s Congress resolved over the weekend to dismiss 56 members of the Hengyang congress for allegedly giving out more than 110 million yuan (US$18.13 million) in election bribes to 518 other lawmakers and 68 election officials. The provincial procuratorate is also expected to launch a formal investigation into the matter, the report said.

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