Petition to recall Kaohsiung mayor sent to city election commission

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/09/2020
By: Wang Shwu-fen and Joseph Yeh

Lead petitioners deliver boxes of signatures to the Kaohsiung City election commission.

Kaohsiung, March 9 (CNA) The initiators of a petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) submitted approximately 400,000 signatures Monday to the city's election commission pending review as part of a recall process launched last year that could potentially lead to a recall vote in June.

Chen Kuan-jung (陳冠榮), one of the lead petitioners, told reporters that they have collected more than 550,000 signatures so far and decided to submit 400,000 of them — more than the required 228,000 — to the commission for review.

Boxes of signatures are delivered to the Kaohsiung City Election Commission.

Once the city's election commission and the Central Election Commission (CEC) complete the review process and approve the recall proposal, a recall vote on Han could take place June 13 at the earliest, according to Chen.

Aaron Yin (尹立), founder of the pro-recall organization WeCare Kaohsiung, said a number of civic groups decided to jointly launch the recall signature drive in December 2019 because "Han has turned his back on Kaohsiung's citizens."    [FULL  STORY]

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