HONG KONG, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Leung Chun-ying, former convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, was officially declared on Sunday the winner of the election of the fourth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said Returning Officer Justice Poon Shiu-chor.
At about 12:33 p.m., Poon announced that of the 1,132 votes cast by members of the 1,200-member Election Committee, Leung Chun-ying won 689 votes.
The two other candidates, Henry Tang Ying-yen and Albert Ho Chun-yan, got 285 votes and 76 votes respectively.
Voting began at 9 a.m. for two hours, with each member of the election committee entitled to cast a single vote by secret ballot.
A candidate must secure at least 601 votes to win the election.
The main polling station and the central counting station are both located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.