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DPP candidate claims victory in lawmaker by-election in New Taipei

2019/03/16 18:00:23

Yu Tien hugs his family after winning a New Taipei legislative by-election.

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Yu Tien (余天) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party claimed victory in a legislative by-election in New Taipei Saturday.

In an intense contest, Yu beat his major rival, Cheng Shih-wei (鄭世維) of the opposition Kuomintang, as well as independent candidate Su Ching-yen (蘇卿彥).

Yu is a former DPP lawmaker and a locally popular singer.

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

(By Wang Hung-kuo and Frances Huang)