mandag 27. mars 2017

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam voted leader amid claims of China meddling

China’s preferred candidate has won the heavily restricted election for a new leader of Hong Kong in a contest that pitted popular appeal against lobbying by Beijing. Carrie Lam, the former deputy to outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying, beat the former financial secretary John Tsang and former judge Woo Kwok-hing. She won 777 votes out of the 1,194 eligible to be cast to become the city’s first female leader. Her tally was more than double that of runner-up Tsang. The election was the first for the top job since pro-democracy protests gripped the former British colony in 2014. Read more