The result of the vote on the housing
demolition and compensation policy at Jiuxianqiao sub-district in Chaoyang
District of Beijing is in: 2,451 families voted for the demolition compensation
policy, 1,228 against it, and votes from 32 families were invalid.
An aged woman waits to cast a vote on
the demolition and reconstruction of old buildings in Juixiaqiao
Sub-district in Beijing, June 9, 2007. Some 3,711 families voted on
Saturday, with 2,451 votes for and 1,228 votes against the demolition and
compensation plan. Thirty-two votes were invalid.[Sun
About 67% of the 5,473 families cast their votes
on Saturday. [Click to read more on the Jiuxianqiao housing
demolition project, compensation policy, and voting procedures]
When the voting closed at 9:00pm, each of the seven balloting boxes were
sealed and signed by notary officials.
The police officers carried the sealed boxes to the gymnasium. The votes were
counted under the supervision of residents' representatives and notary
Several media were on hand to document the proceedings.
"The voting proceeding was normal and the result was correct," Ba Changrui,
deputy head for the Jiuxianqiao Sub-district Office, said after the notarized
results were announced.
With this voting result, it is unknown when the demolition could start, or
whether it could be started at all.
The estate developer and local government will further amend the
demolition and compensation plan.