Counting in progress for Legislator Chen Po-wei recall vote

10/23/2021 04:05 PM
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Legislator Chen Po-wei (right) is ready to cast his ballot in the special vote to recall him in Taichung, Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Legislator Chen Po-wei (right) is ready to cast his ballot in the special vote to recall him in Taichung, Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021

Update

*Chen Po-wei becomes first legislator in Taiwan to lose recall vote

*Recalled Legislator Chen vows to win in 'next election'

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Election officials in Taichung began counting votes in a special referendum held in the second electoral constituency of Taichung to recall Legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party after the polling stations closed at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Under the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, Chen will be removed if a quarter of the eligible voters or 73,744 vote in favor of recalling Chen and their votes surpass the ballots against the recall. From the Taichung City Election Commission
A supporter of Chen looks emotional after the lawmaker conceded defeat in the recall vote against him. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
A supporter of Chen looks emotional after the lawmaker conceded defeat in the recall vote against him. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Supporters of Chen watch the vote counting at a site in Taichung
Supporters of Chen watch the vote counting at a site in Taichung's Wuri District. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Yang Wen-yuan (楊文元), who initiated the recall campaign, casts his vote in Taichung Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Yang Wen-yuan (楊文元), who initiated the recall campaign, casts his vote in Taichung Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Voters wait in a queue to vote in the special election in Longjing District, Taichung Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Voters wait in a queue to vote in the special election in Longjing District, Taichung Saturday. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021
Election officials in Taichung check voters
Election officials in Taichung check voters' temperature and spray sanitizers on their hands before they enter the polling station. CNA photo Oct. 23, 2021

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