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Leung Chun-ying congratulates winner of HK's 5th-term chief executive election

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

03-26-2017 16:52 BJT

HONG KONG, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Leung Chun-ying on Sunday congratulated Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor for winning the fifth-term chief executive election.

"The fifth-term chief executive election has just concluded smoothly," Leung said in a statement on the results of the election.

"I extend my sincere congratulations to Mrs Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor) on her successful election and I will submit later today a report of the election results to the Central People's Government," he said.

Leung said the present-term government of the Hong Kong SAR and he himself will ensure a "seamless transition," adding that "we will fully support the preparation for forming the new term of government."

During the fifth-term chief executive election of the Hong Kong SAR held earlier Sunday, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor garnered 777 of 1,163 valid votes and became the winner, according to the SAR's Electoral Affairs Commission.

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.

After the appointment, the winner will take oath of office on July 1 and become the fifth-term chief executive.

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