Five incumbents lack majority support

FADING GREEN? The ‘Global Views’ survey found that DPP local government heads appear to have become less popular than their KMT and independent counterparts

Taipei Times
Date: May 31, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Five of the 14 local government heads seeking re-election in November’s nine-in-one

Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung, center, poses for photographers at an event in Taichung yesterday.  Photo: Chang Ching-ya, Taipei Times

elections do not have majority backing from their electorates, including independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a survey released yesterday by the Chinese-language monthly Global Viewsshowed.

The poll did not include Tainan, as it is governed by Acting Tainan Mayor Lee Meng-yan (李孟諺) after former Tainan mayor William Lai (賴清德) became premier in September last year.

However, Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) was included, as she did not leave her post as Kaohsiung mayor until after the poll was conducted from Feb. 23 to March 29.    [FULL  STORY]

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