Two legislative by-elections to take place Sunday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/26
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Chung Yu-chen

CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) Legislative by-elections in Taipei and Taichung to fill two seats vacated after local elections last November will take place on Sunday.

According to Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), the polling booths will be closed at 4 p.m., and the results are expected to be known by 7 p.m.

A total of nine candidates have registered to compete in the legislative by-elections for the two seats.

In Taipei, five candidates will compete for the seat representing Taipei’s 2nd electoral district, left vacant by the DPP’s Yao Wen-chih (姚文智), who gave up his seat as a legislator while making an unsuccessful run for Taipei mayor last November.

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