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HK voters choose Chief Executive Election Committee


12-12-2016 14:19 BJT

Vote counting is underway for 733 seats on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions's Chief Executive Election Committee. Hong Kong voters cast their ballots on Sunday. The turnout this year is significantly higher than last time.

According to the Hong Kong Basic Law, the chief executive shall be elected by a broadly representative Election Committee and appointed by the Central People's Government. The committee is composed of 1,200 members under 38 subsectors. They will pick the next leader in March.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced that he would not seek a second term. And Financial Secretary John Tsang just resigned today. He is widely expected to announce his intention to run for the city's top job.

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