|John Tsang shocked everyone by coming out and saying he may run for CE|
Outgoing Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing made the announcement live on RTHK on a live show from 8am to 9am, though RTHK news already reported Tsang's intentions as early at 6.24am in the morning.
|Jasper Tsang signaled interest in taking over CY Leung's job|
"If no one else really wants to run, and if it turns out that it is both necessary and possible for me to stand as a candidate to offer a genuine choice -- at least to the election committee -- then I will consider running," Tsang, 69, said.
However, he added he was getting too old to deal with his short comings, but if he was 10 years younger, he'd definitely consider running.
Everyone was surprised, but not surprised by Tsang's comments, as many speculated he would run for CE. Perhaps the timing threw people off.
|Carrie Cheng is believed to be interested in running too|
"But you all know that it is a bad job... and it is difficult to do because all chief executives are bound to be criticized and no one would be happy. I hope society can return to rationality, that would be encouraging for capable people," he said.