Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor wins Hong Kong chief executive election

Indo Asian News Service

Hong Kong, March 26 (IANS) Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Sunday won the election of the fifth-term chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).

Lam garnered 777 of 1,163 valid votes, followed by Tsang Chun-wah with 365 and Woo Kwok-hing with 21, Xinhua news agency quoted Hong Kong SAR Electoral Affairs Commission as saying.

A candidate wins the election when he or she obtains more than 600 valid votes in any round of voting and will be appointed by the central government, according to Hong Kong's Basic Law and the Chief Executive Election Ordinance.

Lam will take oath of office on July 1.