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Mrs Carrie Lam Chief Executive-elect

HONG KONG, Mar 27 (FAM) – Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who has become the first woman to serve as chief executive of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, vowed after her election victory on Sunday to lead Hong Kong forward in solidarity.

After being approved by the central government, Lam, 59, will be the fifth-term chief executive since Hong Kong’s reunification with the nation. Mrs Carrie Lam, paid a series of courtesy calls today (March 27) to mark her first day of work.

“The work of uniting our society to move forward begins now,” she said, adding that during the election process, she heard the heartfelt expression of the people and learned and experienced many new things.