Carrie Lam - first woman head of Hong Kong

Posted on:28 Mar 2017 11:51:17
Carrie Lam - first woman head of Hong Kong
28 March 2017 Current Affairs: Carrie Lam, who won an election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive, is a former student activist who climbed the rungs of the civil service over 36 years, and a tough, capable and possibly divisive Beijing-backed leader.

China's leaders had lobbied behind the scenes for the 59-year-old Lam, so her victory came as no surprise. After the votes were counted, she bowed to the crowd and shook hands with the second-place finisher, former Finance Secretary John Tsang.

Lam received 777 of the 1,163 votes. Tsang got 365 votes, or 31 percent, while the third candidate, retired judge Woo Kwok-hing, had 21 votes.

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