2018 ELECTIONS: Tainan winner downplays victory

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 25, 2018 
By: Jake Chung  /  Staff writer

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tainan mayoral candidate Huang Wei-che (黃偉

Tainan residents vote yesterday at the Zun Wang Gong temple, the nation’s smallest polling station.  Photo: Liu Wan-chun, Taipei Times

哲) yesterday declared victory at 7:45pm, and his main rival, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) rival Kao Su-po (高思博) conceded at 8:40pm.

The other candidates in the race ran as independents: Chen Yung-he (陳永和), Lin Yi-feng (林義豐), Hsu Chung-hsin (許忠信) and Su Huan-chih (蘇煥智).

Huang had turned down an offer by supporters to set off fireworks to celebrate, as he was “shocked at how close the race was.”

Huang thanked the people who had voted for him and said the close win was due primarily to a slackening in his efforts.    [FULL  STORY]

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