6th April 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Liaison Office of the CPC Central Committee met with the election committee today (6th) to convey the latest instructions of the Chief Executive election. According to sources, the meeting revealed that the Secretary for Administration, John Lee would announce his resignation today. After the approval and dismissal of the State Council, he will officially announce his intention to contest in the Chief Executive election.
The Liaison Office called on the election committee to support John Lee as he is the only ideal candidate. He will be nominated for election within a few days. Several electoral committees showed up at the Liaison Office this morning, including Henry Tang, a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the meetings were held in batches.
Local political analysts expect that this election will have a high chance of adopting the “one-candidate model”, that is, only one candidate will successfully be elected with high votes. Some of the pro-establishment factions who once assisted Carrie Lam in the election have actively formed a campaign team to support John Lee. The nomination period for the election of the Chief Executive ends on the 16th of this month. Candidates must obtain at least 188 nomination votes and at least 15 nominations in each of the five sectors before they can register.