Saturday, 25 February 2017

A Three-Horse Race

Big smiles from John Tsang securing enough nominations to run for CE
It's not even Wednesday yet and two chief executive hopefuls have already submitted their formal nominations.

Former Finance Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah beat the pack (and almost tripped) on the way to the electoral office on Saturday with a submission of 160 nominees, even though the requirement is 150.

Woo Kwok-hing is also formally in the race with 156 nods
While Tsang has the popular vote among the public for his easy-going attitude, interest in sports, and apparently coffee and French movies, he only managed to bag 10 nominations from the pro-Beijing camp, which doesn't seem to bode well in the election next month if he is to beat Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.

Former Justice Woo Kwok-hing is also formally in the race too with 156 nominations. Upon receiving the forms to apply, Woo said it was "his happiest moment" since he declared his candidacy and he would strive to bring democracy to Hong Kong.

Lam has said she will give in her nomination on Wednesday, even though she has apparently secured 300 nominations already. Sounds like she is hoping for extra brownie points.

And as we covered here yesterday Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is far behind, but continues to try to get more nominations though her chances are slim.

Leung Kwok-hung didn't even get enough public support
But she's not the last one -- "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is faring even worse than her with not even enough public support to suggest he should run. He had hoped to get 38,000 names from the public, but only got 20,234.

Thank goodness that embarrassment is over. While he thought he would offer an alternative, he was seriously not even a decent candidate. See, the public knows how the game works.

It looks like it'll be a three-horse race and we hope it'll get feisty with Woo holding Tsang and Lam accountable for what they have done or not done. We've already had a few crooks in office, we don't need more...

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