1,416 elite voters select sole candidate John Lee as Hong Kong’s next leader

By Hillary Leung, Tom Grundy, Kelly Ho and Almond Li.

Sole chief executive race candidate John Lee has been selected to become Hong Kong’s next leader. The 64-year-old ex-police officer and chief secretary will take the reins on July 1.

Chief executive-elect John Lee and his wife. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.

Lee received 1,416 votes in support and eight “not support” votes from the newly-revamped Election Committee.

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