Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader

HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Former senior Hong Kong

government official Carrie Lam has been elected as the city's

next leader by a 1,200-election committee stacked with Beijing

loyalists, the Electoral Affairs Commission said on Sunday.

Most of Hong Kong's 7.3 million voters have no say in the

choice of leader in the former British colony that returned to

Chinese rule in 1997, at a time when tensions with Beijing have

been on the rise.

(Reporting by James Pomfret, Venus Wu, Katy Wong; Editing by

Anne Marie Roantree)