Johnny Chiang sweeps KMT vote

CHANGE PROMISED: Hau Lung-bin did not wait for the final count before acknowledging defeat, while Chiang celebrated the handover to the next-generation KMT

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 08, 2020
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang, Chen Yun and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang, center, smiles at the legislature in Taipei yesterday after winning the party’s chairperson by-election.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) won the party’s chairperson by-election yesterday with nearly 69 percent of the vote over former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌).

Voting favored Chiang in all 22 counties and cities, KMT statistics showed.

In Taipei, where Hau served as mayor from 2006 to 2014, Chiang garnered nearly 60 percent of the votes, gaining about 2,600 more than Hau.    [FULL  STORY]

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