By: Liu Kuan-ting, Yeh Su-ping,
Christie Chen and Frances Huang
Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Saturday vowed to bring his party back to power in Kaohsiung in 2022, following a crushing defeat for the KMT in the mayoral by-election in the southern city that day.
"Today's election results should not be seen as a rejection by Kaohsiung citizens of the KMT, but as them urging us to work harder," Chiang said at a press conference in which KMT's mayoral candidate, Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁), conceded defeat to Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
He said the KMT should stand firm in its reforms and learn from its mistakes.
"We will take action to win back the support of Kaohsiung's citizens and win back Kaohsiung in (the) 2022 (local government elections)," he said. [FULL STORY]