HONG KONG, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Leung Chun-ying on Sunday congratulated Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor for winning the fifth-term chief executive election.
"The fifth-term chief executive election has just concluded smoothly," Leung said in a statement on the results of the election.
"I extend my sincere congratulations to Mrs Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor) on her successful election and I will submit later today a report of the election results to the Central People's Government," he said.
The Electoral Affairs Commission of the Hong Kong SAR declared earlier Sunday that Lam garnered 777 of 1,163 valid votes in a voting held Sunday morning and won the election.
Leung said the present-term government of the Hong Kong SAR and he himself will ensure a "seamless transition" with the chief executive-elect. "We will fully support the preparation for forming the new term of government."