|Civic Party's Alvin Yeung managed to win his predecessor Ronny Tong's seat|
There were seven candidates campaigning for the seat, and there were concerns the pro-Beijing camp would possibly win.
|Edward Leung of Hong Kong Indigenous got 15% of the vote|
However in third place, newcomer Leung managed to get 66,524 of the 432,581 votes, or 15.4 percent of the votes. He had a respectable third place showing which demonstrates many things.
Many people, possibly young ones, voted for the 24-year-old undergraduate at the University of Hong Kong because they strongly believe in what Hong Kong Indigenous stands for, and their vote is a rebuke against the Hong Kong government, particularly Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
It also indicates the old guard, both the pro-Beijing camp and the pan-democrats, have to contend with this new blood, as young people are becoming more politically active to have their voices heard.
However, those who wanted to protest against the Hong Kong government, but don't approve of radical tactics voted for the Civic Party, which in the end prevailed.
As Hong Kong Indigenous can no longer be dismissed as a fringe group, or "a small number of separatists" according to Beijing, the upcoming Legislative Council elections in September will be very interesting.
For some, there is a third way, parties like Hong Kong Indigenous, Youngspiration and Civic Passion, that represent the frustrations of young people, but for some, their willingness to take the path of violent measures may be too frightening to accept in what used to be a status-quo city...