Results called DPP failure, not KMT win

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 27, 2018
By: Lin Liang-sheng, Chiu Yan-ling and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

The results of Saturday’s nine-in-one elections represented a failure of the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Ko Chih-en speaks at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Oct. 30.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), not a victory for the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), KMT Legislator Ko Chih-en (柯志恩) said on Sunday.

The KMT must not misread the situation and must continue to reform itself to win back votes from the DPP, Ko said.

The KMT won mayoral races in 15 counties and cities, up from six, while the DPP won only six, down from 13.

Key KMT candidates, including Kaohsiung mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and New Taipei City mayor-elect Hou You-yi (侯友宜), are different from typical KMT politicians, Ko said, adding that the two relied on their unique personalities.

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