Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: ReutersHong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: Reuters
Lord Alton
Opinion

Opinion

Lord Alton

Hong Kong’s district council election results show a dire need for a swift response from Carrie Lam – to launch political reforms

  • By voting overwhelmingly in favour of pro-democracy candidates, Hongkongers made clear their desire for universal suffrage and their lack of confidence in the city’s chief executive
  • Carrie Lam and Beijing must urgently take steps to reform the system for electing the chief executive, making Hong Kong’s top leader accountable to the people

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: ReutersHong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting at a polling station during the district council elections on November 24. Photo: Reuters
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