Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends up at No.9

Chu finishes No.20 out of 22

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai is the most popular out of 22 local

Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends up at No.9.  Central News Agency

Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends up at No.9. Central News Agency

leaders, while Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je ended up at No.9 and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Liluan Chu at No.20, according to the latest rankings published by CommonWealth Magazine Tuesday.

The prominent periodical regularly issues a list of the country’s city mayors and county magistrates according to performance, which is widely mentioned in the media as a barometer for local politicians’ popularity.

Lai came out on top after a rocky year. He boycotted all sessions of the Tainan City Council until last week in a protest against alleged vote-buying by its speaker, Lee Chuan-chiao of the Kuomintang, but that action earned him impeachment by the Control Yuan. He is also dealing with a deadly outbreak of dengue fever in the southern city. Despite his problems, Lai is still often being mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate for 2016 or even presidential contender for later.     [FULL  STORY]

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