March 26, 2017 / 4:48 AM / 8 months ago

Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former senior Hong Kong government official Carrie Lam has been elected as the city’s next leader by a 1,200-election committee stacked with Beijing loyalists, the Electoral Affairs Commission said on Sunday.

Carrie Lam (2nd L) smiles as officials count votes during the election for Hong Kong's next Chief Executive in Hong Kong, China, March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Most of Hong Kong’s 7.3 million voters have no say in the choice of leader in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, at a time when tensions with Beijing have been on the rise.

Reporting by James Pomfret, Venus Wu, Katy Wong; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree

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