Hau Lung-bin will quit as KMT vice chairman: spokesman

11/30/2014 03:09 PM
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Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) Following the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT) massive defeat in the local elections Saturday, KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin will quit his vice-chairmanship of the party in a bid to assume partial responsibility for the electoral loss.

Hau has been Taipei's mayor since December 2006 and one of KMT's vice chairpersons since last April.

Chang Chi-chiang, a spokesman for Taipei city, confirmed Hau's decision to quit on Sunday.

Ko Wen-je, an independent candidate in Taipei mayoral election, defeated the KMT's candidate Sean Lien to win the race with 57.16 percent of the votes on Saturday. Ko will assume the office of Taipei mayor on Dec. 25.

(By Huang Li-yun and Kuo Chung-han; click here for results and aftermath of this year's local elections)


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