According to the New York Times, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, announced on Monday, April 4, that she will be leaving the office after completing her 5-year term in June.
Lam said she would not seek re-election to spend time with her family, saying, “My family is my priority and they think it is time for me to go back home. That is my only consideration.”
Caddie added that she had yet to obtain any resignations from her ministers, which is a need for candidates before running.
Hong Kong’s chief executive is elected every five years by an election committee of 1,500 officials who back Beijing.
The election was supposed to take place on March 27. However, it has been delayed till May 8 because of the pandemic in the city.
At present, there has been little information as to who will replace Carrie.