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China's central government appoints new HKSAR chief executive

(Xinhua)

11:01, March 28, 2012

BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council, or cabinet, Wednesday appointed Leung Chun-ying as the new chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The decision was made at a meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao.

The HKSAR held the election for the fourth-term chief executive on Sunday morning. Leung won 689 votes of the 1,132 votes cast by members of the 1,200-member Election Committee.

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