2020 Elections: Taipei political status quo faces new challenges

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/05
By: Liu Chien-pang and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) As Taiwan's two major political parties campaign to hold onto their current legislative seats in Taipei in the January 2020 legislative elections, their plans have been complicated by smaller parties joining the race.

The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) currently holds five of the eight Taipei legislative districts; while the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) holds two and a DPP-leaning lawmaker one.

Asked to comment on their electoral expectations, a DPP source recently told CNA the party expects to win three seats in the Jan. 11 elections.

A KMT source said the party is confident it will hold its current five seats and possibly win seven or eight.    [FULL  STORY]

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