The Straits Times
Published on Dec 13, 2012

Hong Kong leader survives vote of no confidence


HONG KONG - Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying survived a vote of no confidence on Wednesday over illegal structures at his home, buoyed by support from pro-establishment lawmakers.

The chief executive, who saw his popularity rating drop to 49.2 percent after six months in office, has been dogged by questions about his illegal structures from lawmakers and reporters since they were discovered in June.

Twenty-seven lawmakers supported the motion while 34 lawmakers did not.

Five of the lawmakers present at the hearing abstained from voting.