Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes needed to win. More than 97 percent of the Election Committee cast their votes in a secret ballot this morning.
Lee replaces outgoing chief executive Carrie Lam, who had served since 2017.
He will start his five-year term as Chief Executive on July 1.
Lee, who earlier served as chief secretary for administration, the city’s No. 2 position, was the only candidate put forward to an election committee reformed by Beijing in 2021 to stack more pro-establishment members.