林郑月娥当选香港特别行政区首位女特首,誓言治愈分裂 | Hong Kong election: first woman chief executive Beijing-backed Lam vows to heal divide

香港选举委员会正式宣布林郑月娥当选未来五年的新首席执行官。

前政务司司长林郑月娥,曾是特别行政区政府的二号人物,她获得777票,从来自香港社会各界近1200名选举委员会委员参与投票。其他两名竞争者:曾俊华,前财政司司长,365票,退休法官胡国兴21票。

接下来国务院将任命该59岁女性为香港的首席执行官,她将于7月1日正式宣誓就职,届时香港将庆祝回归二十周年。

香港第一位女特首的活动集中在涉及金融的民生和经济发展,如经济适用房问题、教育投资、减税支持小企业,和新型‍执政理念。

在她看来,教育是“香港最重要的投资,竞选期间她保证增加50亿港元增加教育支出。“为学生、家长、教师和校长提供一个稳定、备受关怀和鼓舞人心的环境”,这正是她的政府所渴望建立的。

林郑月娥很高兴能有更多的公众参与到当地的治理,与公众分享经济发展的成果。她称资本市场经济下,对城市的治理应以商业便利化为特征,促进投资进一步发展。

“没有必要的气氛和条件,重启任何政治改革,只会令人失望,”她说。

Electoral Affairs Commission of Hong Kong has officially announced Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to be the new chief executive for the next five years.

Former chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, once the number two figure in the special administrative region's government, acquired 777 votes from the election committee of almost 1,200 members from different sectors of Hong Kong society, while the other two contenders John Tsang Chun-wah, former financial secretary, had 365 votes, and Woo Kwok-hing, a retired judge, secured 21 votes.

In the coming days, the State Council will appoint the 59-year-old woman as Hong Kong’s chief executive and she will officially swear in on July 1, when the city celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to China.

Priorities of Hong Kong’s first female chief‍ Lam's campaign focused on people’s livelihood and economic development in the financial hub, along with issues such as affordable housing, investment on education, tax cuts in favor of small businesses, and new-style governing.‍

In her view, education is the “most important investment for Hong Kong,” so much so that she pledged during her campaign to add HK$5 billion more to increase education spending. “A stable, caring, and inspiring environment for students, parents, teachers and principals” is what her government is eager to build up.

Lam was pleased to have more public engagement in the local governance and to share the fruits of economic development with members of the public. She called the governance in the city where is seen as the capital market economy, should feature business facilitation and to boost investment for further development.

“Without the necessary atmosphere and conditions, any (restart of political reform) would only be disappointing,” Lam said.

 

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