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Key winess for Hong Kong opposition
there had been predirections of heavy losses for the pro-democracy camp and some candidates issued statements on sunday saying the situation was critic al .
the bbc's vaudine england in hong kong says analysts had believed pro-government parties would make significant gains after the surge in pro-china patriotism sparked by the beijing olympics and the sichuan earthquake .
only 30 of the 60 seats in the council are directly elected - the other 30 are allocated to special interest groups .
hong kong's pro-democracy camp has won more than a third of seats in elections on the island, and so retains a key veto over future major legislation .