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John Lee submits Chief Executive bid

2022-04-13 HKT 10:30
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Chief Executive hopeful John Lee on Wednesday submitted his nominations to run in next month's race for the top job.

The former chief secretary said he's received support from 786 members of the 1,500-strong Election Committee, well above the 188 nominations required to stand.

Flanked by the head of his campaign office, Tam Yiu-chung, Lee submitted the papers at the electoral affairs office at City Gallery in Central.

He told reporters that his campaign hasn't been easy, noting he went to ten places to meet with committee members on Monday.

"And I have been conducting meetings online, some were actually made public, so you saw the effort and time my team and I have been putting into the campaign," Lee said.

"I will continue the effort, it will be hard work, because the time that will be taken, and the preparation work before and after, will be a lot."

The former number two official stressed that he is now working on his election manifesto and hopes to announce it by the end of the month.

The vote will take place on May 8.

If Lee ends up being the only person to stand, Election Committee members are still required to cast their ballots, and Lee needs the endorsement of more than half of the members to become Chief Executive.
Last updated: 2022-04-13 HKT 10:57