Carrie Lam (centre), with top government officials, has been sent a clear message by voters. Photo: May Tse

All eyes on Carrie Lam: decisive Hong Kong polls outcome demands ‘drastic response, not piecemeal fence-mending’

  • City leader should resign, revamp cabinet or order inquiry into police handling of protests, say critics and analysts
  • Huge losses in pro-establishment camp ‘puts Lam at risk of back-stabbing, appeals to Beijing to sack her’
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Carrie Lam (centre), with top government officials, has been sent a clear message by voters. Photo: May Tse
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A political campaigner holds up a sign to arriving voters during the district council elections in North Point in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong elections: crushed pro-establishment camp counts cost of defeat as it vows to review how it gauges public mood and its relationship with government

  • Among its most pressing concerns is finding work for unseated councillors and their staff
  • One core member says defeat was expected, blaming it on anti-government protests caused by deep-rooted tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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A political campaigner holds up a sign to arriving voters during the district council elections in North Point in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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