Hong Kong Election 2017 Carrie Lam wins
HK has a new leader. as expected, it is Carrie Lam - the first female Chief Executive in the history of the territory. Thousands at #hkelection candidate John Tsang’s rally. But only 1200 people in city of 7.3 million can vote.
Former chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has been elected Hong Kong’s next chief executive, becoming the city’s first female leader. Lam, 59, received 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee, composed principally of Beijing loyalists. The previous chief secretary beat former finance chief John Tsang Chun-wah and retired choose Woo Kwok-hing.
The Hong Kong election committee members cast their votes between 9am and 11am on Sunday morning at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Many of the 326 pan-democrat members had pledged their assistance for the favored underdog Tsang.
Lam was extensively seen as Beijing’s most popular candidate whereas Tsang was mentioned to have lacked the central authorities’s full belief regardless of his excessive public reputation. For Woo, successful race was seen as mission inconceivable.
Pro-democracy members on the committee, around 25% of the overall, backed former Financial Secretary John Tsang, whereas a tiny minority of lawmakers who favor self-determination for Hong Kong spoiled their ballots in protest.
Lam could make constructive enhancements
Reforming the present political system was a key demand of the 2014 “Umbrella Movement,” during which tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters shut down parts of the town for 79 days however in the end it failed to realize any concessions from the government.
The election committee is described as “broadly representative,” however is dominated by pro-establishment voters, who’re anticipated to observe the needs of the central government in Beijing. It consists of a wide range of figures, together with Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing, pro-Beijing politician Regina Ip, and veteran anti-establishment lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok Hung, in addition to Hong Kong deputies to China’s Nationwide Individuals’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Senior counsel Alan Hoo Hong-ching says he believes Lam could make constructive enhancements sooner or later as she may be very conversant in the operation of the federal government. However he says it should additionally require the cooperation of the opposing celebration, CSMP reported. #HKElection Hong Kong Election Image Credits: Bernice Chan