By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
According to Central Election Commission’s statistics, opposition Democratic Progressive Party has won in all legislative electoral districts in souther and eastern Taiwan, beating ruling KMT’s in every district.
The DPP has a complete victory over the KMT in Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County in southern Taiwan and in Yilan County, Hualian County and Taitung County in eastern Taiwan. Hualien and Taitung have traditionally been KMT’s strongholds.
Earlier Eric Chu, the presidential candidate and chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, conceded defeat in Saturday’s election, saying that the party has lost the presidential and legislative elections, which is “an unprecedented big change” for the party. Chu also announced to resign as KMT chairman. [FULL STORY]