Political scandal fuels calls for democracy in Hong Kong
23 March 2012 Last updated at 04:22 GMT
A group of electors largely loyal to Beijing will pick the man who will run Hong Kong on Sunday.
But far from being the kind of staid leadership transition common in China, it is arguably the most exciting political race Hong Kong has ever seen.
With accusations of infidelity and corruption, the mudslinging has hit all sides. And, as the BBC's Juliana Liu reports, the scandals are only fuelling demands for greater democracy.