Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying last night backed Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's record in office and sought to play down the breakdown in relations between the executive and legislature in the wake of Wednesday's housing official no-confidence motions. 'There's nothing fundamentally wrong. People should get used to the democratic process in action,' Mr Leung said. Speaking on ATV's Newsline, Mr Leung said: 'I don't think on the one hand we aspire to have fully fledged democracy in Hong Kong and at the same time want to get back the kind of rubber-stamping we had before 1997.' He said it was understandable for Mr Tung to get low opinion poll ratings as society was still suffering from the Asian financial crisis. 'Mr Tung is taking full responsibility for Hong Kong. It's difficult for the Chief Executive . . . to score top marks during the deepest recession Hong Kong has experienced in its recent history. 'Most of the people giving a low rating to Tung's Government are concerned about their own employment.' When asked whether he would act differently in Mr Tung's shoes, Mr Leung said: 'I don't think so. It's a tall order when you take over Hong Kong as the first Chief Executive and the first person to practise 'one country, two systems',' he said. He said the fears people had before the handover were worse than the reality of the current economic and employment situation. 'None of these apprehensions materialised. 'Someone must get the credit. I think the Chief Executive himself should.' When asked whether he would be interested in the job of chief executive, Mr Leung said: 'This is the n th time I have answered this question and my simple answer is no.'