Hong Kong leader says will not run for chief executive at next election

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Posted: Dec 09, 2016 2:57 AM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said on Friday he will not run in the 2017 chief executive election due to family reasons.

He told reporters that the Chinese central government has accepted his decision not to run in the March 2017 election.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Sam Holmes)