Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader - Cable TV

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

government official Carrie Lam was on Sunday elected the city's

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

loyalists, according to broadcaster Cable TV.

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)