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Will a replacement for Carrie Lam be better?

He may be worse than what the people who wanted change wish for

HONG KONG • Finding a boss to run a company, especially a troubled one, is no easy task.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam still has three years until the end of her term, but with many people calling for her to step down, the difficulty that would arise in choosing a replacement would be finding someone who is competent and willing to fight for his or her citizens.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2019, with the headline 'Will a replacement for Carrie Lam be better?'. Print Edition | Subscribe