Chen Chi-mai wins Kaohsiung vote

FOUR PRIORITIES: Chen Chi-mai said that he would focus on industrial transformation, job creation, the reduction of air pollution and building transport infrastructure in the city

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 16, 2020
By: Chen Wen-chan and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

Former vice premier Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party celebrates after winning the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: Lee Hui-chou, Taipei Times

Former vice premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday won the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election to fill the vacancy left by the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who was removed from office after a recall vote on June 6.

Chen received 671,804 votes, or 70.03 percent, against 248,478, or 25.90 percent, for KMT Kaohsiung City Councilor Jane Lee (李眉蓁) and 38,960, or 4.06 percent, for Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Kaohsiung City Councilor Wu Yi-jheng (吳益政), according to the final vote tallies from the Kaohsiung City Election Commission.

In his victory speech, Chen said that people’s support, regardless for whom, spelled the beginning of hope for Kaohsiung.

“I would like for supporters of the other two candidates to hold me to the strictest of standards so that I may learn from my mistakes,” Chen said, adding that the top four priorities of his administration would be seeking industrial transition, reducing unemployment, building transportation infrastructure and tackling air pollution.    [FULL  STORY]

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