2020 Elections: DPP faces challenge in stronghold Tainan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/17
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faces a challenge in maintaining

DPP candidate Wang Ting-yu (left) in District 6; former KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (right)

its stranglehold on the legislative seats in Tainan in upcoming elections, with the opposition aiming to win two of the southern city's six seats.

Tainan has been controlled for decades by the DPP, and the party has won every legislative seat contested there since 2008. All five seats representing the city are currently in DPP hands.

With Taiwan's electoral map redistricted ahead of the 2020 polls, Tainan will have six seats up for grabs on Jan. 11, 2020, and the outlook for the DPP may not be as rosy as in the recent past.

The ruling party is still rebounding from a resounding defeat in nationwide elections for local government offices in November 2018.    [FULL  ASTORY]

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