Han Kuo-yu likely to be recalled: survey

Focua Taiwan
Date: Mar 26, 2020
By: Wu Shu-wei and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

From left, Taiwan Association of University Professors deputy chairman Chen Li-fu, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Kaohsiung City Councilor Chen Chih-chung and DPP Legislator Tsai Yi-yu take part in a news conference yesterday in Taipei on the results of an opinion poll on Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Nearly 60 percent of Kaohsiung residents polled said that they would vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), think tank Taiwan Brain Trust, which conducted the survey, said yesterday.

A petition to recall the mayor is undergoing a second review and if it is passed, a vote is to be held in the latter half of June.

Of those polled, 69.7 percent said that they would participate in a vote, while 56 percent said they would still participate if there was a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

The data showed that, irrespective of the COVID-19 pandemic, Han would likely be recalled, Taiwan Brain Trust director Wu Shih-chang (吳世昌) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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