Chief Executive Election

As it happened: Hong Kong leadership candidates take part in final debate of election campaign

Carrie Lam, John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing faced off in front of hundreds of voters at AsiaWorld-Expo

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 March, 2017, 6:44pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 March, 2017, 11:47pm

The three candidates vying to become Hong Kong’s next chief executive took part in the final debate of the election campaign in front of hundreds of voters at AsiaWorld-Expo on Lantau Island.

The two-hour debate was co-organised by a group of Election Committee members from both the pan-democratic and pro-establishment political camps. The committee’s 1,194 members will decide next Sunday which of the three hopefuls – former government chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, ex-finance minister John Tsang Chun-wah, or retired judge Woo Kwok-hing – will govern Hong Kong for the next five years.