Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the media before her Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the media before her Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong has no time for by-elections to fill more than 200 district council seats vacated by opposition: Carrie Lam

  • Chief executive confirms no polls will take place, while conceding the exodus has left the municipal-level bodies unable to function properly
  • Opposition councillors stepped down en masse in recent weeks following rumours they could be forced to return every dollar paid to them if disqualified

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the media before her Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the media before her Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam
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