Members of the New Macau Association hold a list of demands for the new government to enact after meeting with Ho Iat-seng, the then-candidate for chief executive, on August 13. Photo: Facebook / New Macau Association

Macau poll finds support for universal suffrage to elect city’s chief executive; vote organisers faced threats and attacks

  • Almost all respondents to the unofficial online poll supported a change from the current system, which sees the chief executive chosen by committee
  • But the pro-democracy group behind the vote said some of its members had been harassed, insulted and even physically attacked
Topic |   Macau

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Members of the New Macau Association hold a list of demands for the new government to enact after meeting with Ho Iat-seng, the then-candidate for chief executive, on August 13. Photo: Facebook / New Macau Association
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Macau’s newly-elected chief executive Ho Iat-seng. Photo: EPA

Meet Macau’s new chief executive Ho Iat-seng: a media-shy Beijing loyalist with deep mainland ties

  • Ho takes charge at a challenging time for the city, amid the ongoing US-China trade war and a looming slowdown in neighbouring Hong Kong
  • Despite keeping a low profile, his name had been floated numerous times over the past few years as a potential candidate for the top job
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Macau’s newly-elected chief executive Ho Iat-seng. Photo: EPA
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