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Residents of a southern Chinese village have elected a reformist leader to run a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater democracy following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power.

Some 6,800 residents queued to cast ballots in seven metal election boxes, backing many former protest leaders, including those jailed in December, for a seven-person village committee.

See full story on Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201234932879803.html


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