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DPP wins local by-election, ending losing streak

2016/09/11 20:54:19

DPP-backed Lin Che-ling (center left) embraces a supporter after his victory was confirmed.

Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) Lin Che-ling of the Democratic Progressive Party won the township chief by-election of Khohu in southern Taiwan's Yunlin County, stopping the party's losing streak in local by-elections since the DPP administration took power on May 20.

Lin gained 3,476 votes, beating three non-partisan candidates competing for the township office.

The DPP has lost three consecutive local by-elections -- township chief of Likang in Pintung County, southern Taiwan; township chief of Tienchung in central Taiwan's Changhua County; and Hualien City mayor of eastern Taiwan's Hualien County.

Lin pledged to do his best to cooperate with Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung, also a DPP member, to push for development his township.

(By Yeh tzu-kang & Bear Lee)