Who will be Hong Kong’s next chief executive?
Hong Kong will elect its new leader on March 26. The chief executive election, however, is not a “one person, one vote” poll. An Election Committee comprising 1,200 members from various sectors and dominated by pro-establishment players will select the leader.
The contest is now a four-horse race featuring three former top government officials and a retired judge. They need to secure 150 nominations from the committee before March 1 to qualify for the election.
This multi-media site explains how the election system works, tracks the number of nominations the four hopefuls are receiving, traces their popularity, and lays out their positions on key issues, including political reform and Hong Kong independence.
Scroll through this site to see the interactive presentations on all the candidates, or click one of their boxes on the sides of the screen to filter out all others.
High frequency words from the candidates
We collected relevant public addresses from the figures who have committed or are likely to run in the Chief Executive election next year.
Source: election manifesto
Source: official speeches
Source: Legislative Council hansard
Source: media interview
Chief executive candidates on ten issues facing the city
Poverty and retirement protection
Finance and business
Basic Law article 23
Relationship with pro-establishment camp and Beijing
Relationship with pan-democratic camp