Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A veteran legislator of the ruling Kuomintang conceded Saturday in a tight legislative race in Taipei's 5th District, which was won by a first-time legislative candidate of the New Power Party, the preliminary results showed.
As of 8:45 p.m., Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) of the KMT had a vote count of 76,079 against his main rival Freddy Lim (林昶佐) of the New Power Party, who had about 82,650 votes, the Central Election Commission's tally showed.
Lin, 64, a national defense and foreign affairs expert who was seeking a sixth legislative term, conceded to Lim at around 8 p.m.
His defeat was part of a landslide loss by the KMT in Saturday's presidential and legislative elections, as the vote count continued.
Lim, 39, lead singer of Taiwanese rock band Chthonic, is a first-time legislative candidate and his party was established last year.
On Saturday evening, the KMT's presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) also conceded to Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
(By Elaine Hou; click here for the full coverage of the elections.) ENDITEM/pc