This chapter discusses the scope of activities of the HKSAR executive. The executive in the HKSAR is comprised of the chief executive (who is assisted by the Chief Executive's Office and supported by 15 principal officials), the Executive Council, and executive departments and agencies. The chapter reviews the executive functions of the HKSAR and its relationship with the legislature. It also examines whether the practice of “executive-led government” is in decline. The pre-1997 executive-led government has been replaced by executive-driven government after the 1997 handover. The chapter concludes by examining challenges to effective governance (such as the inadequate supply of professional politicians) and suggesting ways to construct a viable and workable governing system for the HKSAR.
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