Will Beijing extend Carrie Lam’s term? Analysts lay out possible ‘firsts’ for Hong Kong if Covid-19 still raging past election day

Feb 19, 2022 | INVESTING

The decision by Hong Kong’s leader to postpone next month’s chief executive race to focus on combating the worsening Covid-19 crisis could lead to a number of political “firsts” for the city, analysts have said.Beijing could simply extend the term of Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor if the rising wave of infections had not been brought under control by May 8, the new date for the election previously scheduled for March 27, they noted.Lam could also move the poll even further back, as the revised…

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