Mon, March 26, 2012
China > HK/Taiwan

Leung Chun-ying wins Hong Kong's chief executive election

2012-03-25 04:45:34 GMT2012-03-25 12:45:34(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Leung Chun-ying, former convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, is officially declared the winner of the election of the fourth-term Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Hong Kong, south China, March 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Leung Chun-ying (R), former convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, waves to people after winning the election of the fourth-term chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Hong Kong, south China, March 25, 2012. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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.

| PRINT | RSS

Add Your Comments:

Your Name:
Your Country:
Comment:
(English Only)
 
Please read our Terms of Service. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have spam, commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.

SPECIAL COVERAGE

MOST VIEWED

LATEST VIDEO

PICTURE GALLERY