Carrie Lam is first woman to fill that position

Candidates to run in 2017 Chief Executive Election: (From left-to-right), Woo Kwok-Hing, Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor, Tsang Chun-Wah

On March 26, Hong Kong announced that Carrie Lam, the former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, will be the special-administrative territory’s new chief executive beating former Financial Secretary John Tsang and retired judge Woo Kwok-hing. She won 777 of the 1,163 valid votes cast under a electoral community of 1,200 community leaders and representative of different sector of Hong Kong.

Press reporting:

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Free Press

Reference:

News from Hong Kong’s Information Services Department of HKSAR Government

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