Carrie Lam the former chief secretary and deputy to current Chief Executive CY Leun has been voted to be the first female leader in Hong Kong. Lam was selected to be the fourth Hong Kong chief executive, with 777 votes from the 1,194-person committee.
A total of 1,163 valid votes were cast. Speaking to reporters after the result was announced, Lam thanked her rivals and members of the election committee “no matter who they voted for.
The first thing I will do is to repair our divided society so we can move forward together,” she said, “The task in these five years is great, but I will work with everyone to make a better Hong Kong” Lam added.