KMT’s Shen wins Taichung legislative by-election amid low turnout

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/27
By: Su Mu-chun, Hau Hue-chin and Flor Wang

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Shen Jhih-hwei (沈智慧) of the Kuomintang (KMT) won the legislative by-election in Taichung’s fifth electoral district Sunday in a race in which barely a quarter of eligible voters cast ballots, according to the Taichung Election Commission.

She will fill the vacancy left by Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the KMT, who resigned her position as a legislator on Nov. 20, 2018 before winning her bid for mayor four days later.

Shen garnered 49,230 votes, or 57.8 percent of the valid votes cast, beating out Wang Yi-chuan (王義川) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, who received 32,903 votes.

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