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John Lee picked as new Hong Kong leader in rubber-stamp vote

Security hawk gets 99% support from Election Committee as sole candidate

John Lee waves on stage after being elected as Hong Kong's next chief executive on May 8.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Security hawk John Lee, the only candidate cleared to run in Hong Kong's sixth chief executive poll, was officially designated the winner in a rubber-stamp vote on Sunday by a group of Chinese Communist Party loyalists.

Lee received 1,416 votes from Election Committee members in a secret ballot. Eight cast votes of "not support," four returned blank ballots and another 33 of the committee's 1,461 members failed to appear at the polling place.

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