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DPP candidate claims victory in lawmaker by-election in Tainan

2019/03/16 17:51:23

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Kuo Kuo-wen (郭國文), a candidate from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), claimed victory in a legislative by-election held Saturday in Tainan.

Kuo beat Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) of the opposition Kuomintang as well as independent candidates Chen Hsiao-yu (陳筱諭), Wu Ping-hui (吳炳輝) and Hsu Kuo-tung (徐國棟).

Kuo used to serve as a deputy labor minister and as a Tainan city councilor.

The results had yet to be confirmed by the Central Election Commission.

(By Yang Sz-ruei and Frances Huang)