The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is selected by a specially appointed 1200-member Election Committee with 601 votes needed to win.
This year Hong Kong University held a mock poll to gauge public support for the three candidates. They expected 50,000 citizens to participate. Although participation was far higher than predicted at 222,990, “blank ballot” won the mock poll representing no support for the candidates.
2017 is slated to be the first open election for Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
And, the votes are in. Here are the results of the blog naming poll.
The Lady Stands – 4
Blahblahblagh – 1
Word B…tch – 1
Backward Chopsticks – 1
My Asian Odyssey – 7
write in – 0
Other (= a vote against all) – 2
Plea to keep *cavort – 1
Gaining Wisdom through the Eyes of Experience – 1
I Hereby Declare Two Winners…
1st Prize goes to Peter Cook (my Dad) for My Asian Odyssey, which had the most votes. It’s a good name. It’s really close. And I wanted to pick it because it’s my Dad. But I didn’t. Peter lives in Florida so will receive the Electronic Mosquito Destroyer!
2nd Prize goes to Lisa Boudreaux, Chicagoan and friend for her idea: “I suggest you write a few entries and find the name through that. It’d be more organic-like that way. Your blog—your message. What’s your ‘singular message,’ Laura?” Great advice and what I will do. Lisa is a foodie so will receive a new box of pineapple cakes from Taiwan.
Prizes are on the way.
On to blogging. Please tune in next time to read all about Mrs. Yeung, Hong Kong Landlord.