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Jasper Tsang Yok-sing elected HKSAR LegCo president
Updated: 2008-10-08 13:01

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing

HONG KONG -- Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was elected president of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday.

Tsang won 36 to 24 against Fred Li Wah-ming of the Democratic Party in a secret ballot by the 60 newly sworn-in members of the fourth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the HKSAR. He was to succeed Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai as LegCo president.

Tsang, 61, was a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.