ELECTIONS 2022/Ex-deputy mayor officially joins Taipei election

08/28/2022 12:17 PM
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Former Deputy Taipei May Huang Shan-shan announces her bid in the Taipei mayoral elections on Sunday. CNA photo Aug. 28, 2022
Former Deputy Taipei May Huang Shan-shan announces her bid in the Taipei mayoral elections on Sunday. CNA photo Aug. 28, 2022

Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) Former Deputy Taipei Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) announced Sunday that she will run for Taipei mayor, as her resignation from the city government officially took effect.

Giving his strongest support, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) praised Huang as "the best person" for the job.

The 52-year-old Huang is running as an independent endorsed by Ko, who doubles as chairman of the opposition Taiwan People's Party (TPP). She was named by Ko to serve as his deputy in the Taipei City government in 2019.

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (center left) attends his former deputy Huang Shan-shan
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (center left) attends his former deputy Huang Shan-shan's press conference in Neihu District when she announces she will run as an independent in the Nov. 26 elections. CNA photo Aug. 28, 2022

Huang will face challenges from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), and the main opposition Kuomintang's Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) in the November local government election in Taipei.

Huang made the announcement at a press conference she held in Neihu District, attended by Ko and other participants comprising chiefs of city wards, heads of business circles, and TPP candidates for city council seats.

(By Huang Li-yun and Elizabeth Hsu)

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