By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) reiterated Tuesday that he will not attend any of the municipality’s council meetings until vote-buying allegations against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) have been addressed through the judicial system.
Lai made the comment after Lee was bailed on charges of vote-buying and announced a plan to hold a regular city council meeting later this month.
Lee was released on NT$15 million (US$483,699) bail by the Tainan District Court April 2 after being indicted by prosecutors the day before for vote-buying, which prosecutors said led to his victory in the city council’s speakership election last December. [FULL STORY]