Radio Taiwan International
Date: 17 August, 2020
By: Katherine Wei
The KMT’s candidate, Li Mei-jhen, received less than 26% of the vote on Saturday. The ruling DPP’s Chen Chi-mai won the race with 70% of the vote.
Top KMT officials met on Monday to discuss the race. After the meeting, the KMT announced that the head of the party’s Kaohsiung office, Chuang Chi-wang, had submitted his resignation back in June after the recall of then-Mayor Han Kuo-yu. At the time, the party decided to retain Chuang to help with the by-election. The KMT says that with the conclusion of the by-election, Chuang has completed his mission and that the party is allowing him to take a break from duties. [FULL STORY]