China’s President Xi Jinping has inaugurated the new Hong Kong administration driven via Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the first ever lady to lead the city.
Lam promised before Chinese President Xi Jinping, who directed the swearing-in function alongside whatever remains of her cabinet. She is Hong Kong’s first female head.
Beijing-supported Carrie Lam won a triangular electoral challenge to wind up plainly the principal lady CEO of Hong Kong on Sunday in the midst of pro-democracy protests and unease about Beijing’s increasing influence on the financial centre.
Carrie Lam Yeng sworn-in in presence of Xi Jinping. (Hong Kong News)
Most of the China-controlled city’s 7.3 million people have nothing to do with deciding their pioneer, who is looked over among a few hopefuls by a 1,200-man “election committee” stacked with pro-Beijing and pro-foundation followers.
Lam, who will progress toward becoming Hong Kong’s first female CEO when she takes office on July 1, won 777 votes contrasted and 365 for her nearest match, previous financial secretary John Tsang, whose survey demonstration is more famous.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam Cheng, (center), lines up with her new members of cabinet during a news conference in Hong Kong. (PTI)
She emphasised that her election battle had helped her to better comprehend the business part and youngsters’ stresses, and she promised to reconstruct social peace and trust.
On Friday, Xi approached Hong Kong’s political and business leaders to get behind Lam, making it the first of four wishes that he communicated.