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John Lee elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive
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John Lee elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive

John Lee to be Hong Kong’s next top leader. Lee secured 1,416 votes.

Where: Hong Kong

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On Sunday, an election committee comprising a majority of pro-Beijing members elected John Lee as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive.
Lee secured 1,416 votes in the uncontested election, far exceeding the 751 votes required to win. Eight individuals voted to “not support” him.
John Lee’s five year-term as the city’s Chief Executive will begin on July 1st. Lee will succeed Carrie Lam, who announced her decision not to run in the election last month.
Lee has previously served as Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security (2017-21) and as the Chief Secretary for Administration between 2021 and 2022. Lee has shown support for Hong Kong’s national security law.
Lee stated, “Safeguarding our country’s sovereignty, national security and development interests, and protecting Hong Kong from internal and external threats, and ensuring its stability will continue to be of paramount importance.”

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