Hong Kong elections: why the next chief executive may no longer be known by 3 digits, such as ‘689’ for CY Leung, or Carrie Lam’s ‘777’

In the first of a three-part special, the Post looks at the lead-up to the Election Committee polls this Sunday, with pro-Beijing insiders hailing the selection process so far as a success, noting two more major polls for the city are likely to follow this formula of controlled competition.Hong Kong residents have a well-known habit of giving nicknames to their leaders.Leung Chun-ying, elected in 2012, is referred to as “689” while his successor Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is at times called …

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