Carrie Lam becomes first woman Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Carrie Lam is set to become the first woman Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China. She will succeed Leung Chun-ying on July 1, 2017. In the elections, she had won 777 votes compared with 365 for her closest rival and was backed by China. Prior to getting electing as CE, she was the Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong SAR Government (from 2012 to 2017), the senior most rank of principal officials of Hong Kong. The CE of Hong Kong is the head and representative of the Hong Kong and also head of the Government of Hong Kong.