Hong Kong leader defends election after single opposition figure makes it to 1,500-strong committee

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:46:48 GMT 1

Hong Kong leader defends election after single opposition figure makes it to 1,500-strong committee


Carrie Lam rejects criticism over the lack of opposition figures in the election committee, saying ‘non-patriots’ may undermine Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the weekend’s election of a powerful committee to appoint senior leaders, after just one non-establishment candidate was elected among the 1,500 positions.

Under an overhauled electoral system, dubbed “patriots rule Hong Kong”, fewer than 5,000 people were eligible to vote on Sunday, choosing from candidates who had already been vetted for political loyalty and cleared of being a national security threat.

RSS from:

Source link for full text: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/hong-kong-leader-defends-election-after-single-opposition-figure-makes-it-to-1500-strong-committee


All latest news on The Guardian or get topic World

Where Are the Tests?

Where Are the Tests?

21 Sep 10:29

Select Topics