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Covid Fight May Delay Hong Kong Chief Executive Election

Carrie Lam, seen at the Asia Society, New York on June 9, 2016 when she was still Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong. Photo credit: Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society. Licenced under Creative Commons.

AS A CODA to our observations on the surge in Covid infections in Hong Kong, we note the suggestion of Tam Yiu-chung, Hong Kong’s sole deputy on the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, that the all-hands-on-deck fight against the outbreak in the city would be a reason for postponing the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive due to be held on March 27.

As it is a thankless job that no one appears to want — there are no announced serious candidatures, not even that of the incumbent Carrie Lam (above) — that could prove convenient all around.

Update: Lam says she will postpone the election to May 8.

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