PHOTO ESSAY/Final days of campaigning before Sunday's recall vote and by-election

01/06/2022 06:38 PM
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Incumbent independent Legislator Freddy Lim rides a bike with his entourage while campaigning in Taipei
Incumbent independent Legislator Freddy Lim rides a bike with his entourage while campaigning in Taipei's Wanhua District Thursday. CNA photo Jan. 6, 2022

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) In the lead-up to their upcoming elections on Sunday, incumbent independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐), who will face a recall vote, and candidates competing in a by-election in Taichung for a seat in the Legislature have been out on the streets campaigning.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, third right) is accompanied by Legislator Freddy Lim when she visited a Taoist temple in Taipei
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, third right) is accompanied by Legislator Freddy Lim when she visited a Taoist temple in Taipei's Wanhua District Thursday. CNA photo Jan. 6, 2022
Freddy Lim (left) on Wednesday accepts local residents
Freddy Lim (left) on Wednesday accepts local residents' opinions from a recall supporter whose face has been painted to mockingly resemble the lawmaker’s signature makeup when he was a heavy-metal singer. CNA photo Jan. 5, 2022

In Taichung, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party selected former lawmaker Lin Ching-yi (林靜儀) to run in a by-election for the seat previously held by Taiwan Statebuilding Party's Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) after he was ousted in a recall vote held on Oct. 23.

Lin will face off against Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒), who represents the main opposition Kuomintang. Yen had previously lost to Chen in the 2020 elections, while serving as the incumbent legislator of the same constituency that cover five districts in Taichung.

Former lawmaker Yen Kuan-heng (front, center) waves to the crowd while campaigning in Taichung on Thursday. CNA photo Jan. 6, 2022
Former lawmaker Yen Kuan-heng (front, center) waves to the crowd while campaigning in Taichung on Thursday. CNA photo Jan. 6, 2022
Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, right), who runs the by-election campaign for former lawmaker Lin Ching-yi waves while campaigning in the city
Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, right), who runs the by-election campaign for former lawmaker Lin Ching-yi waves while campaigning in the city's Wufeng District on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Lin Ching-yi's campaign office Jan. 5, 2022

(By Jamaes Lo) 

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