ELECTIONS 2022/Nov. 26 Chiayi mayoral race suspended after candidate dies

11/02/2022 05:01 PM
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Independent candidate Huang Shao-tsung for Chiayi City mayor passed away on Wednesday. Photo taken from Haung Shao-tsung
Independent candidate Huang Shao-tsung for Chiayi City mayor passed away on Wednesday. Photo taken from Haung Shao-tsung's Facebook page

Taipei, Nov. 2 (CNA) The Chiayi City Election Committee has suspended the city's Nov. 26 mayoral race following the death of independent candidate Huang Shao-tsung (黃紹聰) early Wednesday.

The committee said that the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act required them to suspend the election due to a registered candidate passing away at least one day before the election.

The cause of death for Huang, a 72-year-old bookkeeper and former temple chairman who had been campaigning for land justice, remains unclear.

Huang, one of six candidates running for mayor in the southern city, had not made a public appearance since registering for the election.

(By Huang Kuo-fang and Lee Hsin-Yin)

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