Hong Kong was originally part of British rule. In 1984, the British Government gave Hong Kong independence. Since 1998, Rita Fan has been prime minister of the country. Before, it was Andrew Wong.
The Hong Kong Governor-General is chosen by the British Head of State. The Hong Kong Prime Minister, the head of government, currently Rita Fan, is elected by the Hong Kong Parliament.
The Hong Kong Parliament is unicameral, consisting of 60 members, which are elected for a set term (4-years, but 2-years if the first term), by proportional representation.
The Hong Kong Supreme Court consists of 17 members chosen by the Hong Kong Governor-General, approved by the Hong Kong Parliament.
Heads of State
|#||Governor-General||Took office||Left office||King/Queen||Prime Minister|
|1||Tung Chee-Hwa||1984||2005||Elizabeth II||Andrew Wong Wang Fat, Rita Fan|
|2||Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen||2005||Incumbent||Elizabeth II||Rita Fan Hsu Lai-Tai|