Taoyuan city councilor recall vote authorized

Taipei Times
Date:  Nov 21, 2020
By: Huang Hsin-po, Tsai Ching-hua and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

People protest against Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chieh after delivering the signatures for the second phase of a recall procedure to the Kaohsiung Election Commission yesterday.
Photo: Tsai Ching-hua, Taipei Times

The Central Election Commission yesterday said that a motion to recall Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu (王浩宇) had been approved and the vote would be held on Jan. 16.

The motion was proposed by Hope Media executive officer Tang Ping-jung (唐平榮).

Eligible voters in the constituency represented by Wang number 315,143, of which 31,515 had to sign for the recall motion to proceed, the commission said.

The commission received 38,922 signatures, of which 5,506 were invalid, it said, adding that the number of valid signatures exceeded the threshold.    [FULL  STORY]

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