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Carrie Lam from Hong Kong says that the election will take place as planned – SABC News

Hong Kong’s leadership election will take place on May 8 as planned, Carrie Lam, the city’s executive director, said on Saturday that he had rejected media speculation that it could be postponed for a second time due to a massive COVID-19 epidemic.
Unlike in previous years, Beijing’s top support has emerged at this late stage, which adds to uncertainty about the future of the financial center when Beijing takes office.

Since the former British colony returned to China in 1997, it has had four top executives, all of whom have struggled to balance the democratic aspirations of some people and the future vision of China’s Communist Party leaders.
In a press briefing, Lam repeatedly refused to confirm whether she would run for another five-year term, but said the electoral system remained unchanged despite the media pushing it to next year.

The nomination period will begin on Sunday, “and the election will be held on May 8,” Lam said.

The government’s harsh treatment of spectacular COVID extras in recent months – following the success of the city’s ‘zero-COVID’ methods for much of the pandemic – has been blamed on Lam as the war, which some critics say has undermined its potential.

A 1,500-member Beijing Allied Election Commission will elect the Secretary-General, with all candidates shaved to secure enough support from these members during the April 16 nomination period.

Elections were scheduled for March 27 but were pushed back to May 8 to give the government time to fight the COVID epidemic, which has seen over one million of the city’s 7.4 million infected.
Lam raised some questions about whether she had held an emergency meeting on Friday with China’s senior leader, Xia Baolong, on electoral arrangements, saying some diary entries were private.

Carrie Lam from Hong Kong says that the election will take place as planned – SABC News

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