Taiwan’s local election opposition party… Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson is to be mayor of Taipei

Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (Democratic Party) acknowledged its defeat and sent a congratulatory message to the opposition National Party during local elections called the mid-term evaluation of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, former Health Minister Chen Si-jung, who was a candidate for the Taipei mayoral election by the Democratic Progressive Party, declared his defeat on the 26th (local time from here on), saying , “Citizens have chosen (KMT. Zhang Wan-an) as the next mayor,” and congratulated him. I hope you do,” he said.

“All parties worked hard in this election. I ask you all to unite and support Zhang Wan An.” Chiang Wan-an is the great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of Taiwan.

Previously, in Taiwan, local elections, the ‘Election of Local Public Officials of the Republic of China’, were held between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on the same day. This election elects 11,023 public officials, including mayors and city council members.

As of 8:00 pm, five hours after the end of the vote, candidates from the ruling National Progressive Party are better in four out of six municipalities directly under the central government. On the other hand, only in two places, Tainan and Kaohsiung, do candidates from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party remain ahead. When expanding to 21 prefectures and cities, the opposition Kuomintang candidates have the upper hand in 13 places, while the Kuomintang party has five seats.

In general, local elections in Taiwan are evaluated as not having a significant impact on other elections because regional issues are highlighted. However, as major issues such as China’s large-scale military drills and a third term are succeeding Chinese President Xi Jinping in August has happened, security issues also come to the fore. .

Amid security issues, the National Party, which is said to be pro-China, is gaining strength as the ruling party is responsible for the rapid increase in the number of Corona 19 patients this year, and there are problems such as transport and the environment are identified.

(Seoul = News 1)

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