Lam: Improving HK electoral system won’t bar different political views

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam shrugged off concerns that improvements to the electoral system will bar people of different political parties from running for office, reaffirming the purpose of the improvement is to ensure “patriots administering Hong Kong.”

Lam made the remarks on March 30 at a weekly press briefing when answering a question about whether opposition candidates would be stopped from running under the newly amended the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The amendments are not looking for “homogeneous candidates,” she said, adding that people holding different political views will be able to run for election as long as they bear allegiance to the HKSAR and uphold the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law.

Lam is expected to brief the media on Hong Kong election improvement details.

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