Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking with the press before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse

Pro-establishment allies of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lament to her that voters punished them at polls for government’s handling of protests

  • Chief executive says she has received no ‘instruction’ from central government on accountability for results
  • Lam says vote suggests many people want an end to violence
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking with the press before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
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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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