ELECTIONS 2022/Election campaigns around Taiwan, Nov. 17

11/17/2022 10:20 PM
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A building in Taipei is covered with election posters from candidates running in the mayoral and city council races in this photo taken on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022
A building in Taipei is covered with election posters from candidates running in the mayoral and city council races in this photo taken on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) As campaigning for the Nov. 26 local government elections enters its final days, a number of candidates in city mayor and county magistrate races across Taiwan teamed up to boost their visibility on Thursday.

Here are some of the highlights from the campaign trail on Thursday.

Joint campaigns

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, second left), who is running for reelection, joins the party
New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, second left), who is running for reelection, joins the party's Taoyuan mayoral candidate Simon Chang (張善政, third left) at a campaign event in a street market in Guishan District, Taoyuan on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, second right in second row) poses with party candidates running for offices in Taoyuan, at a location in Taoyuan District near New Taipei
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, second right in second row) poses with party candidates running for offices in Taoyuan, at a location in Taoyuan District near New Taipei's Yingge District Thursday. Photo courtesy of the campaign office of DPP candidate Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) Nov. 17, 2022
DPP Taipei mayoral candidate, Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, front right) and the party
DPP Taipei mayoral candidate, Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, front right) and the party's candidate for Nantou County magistrate, Tsai Pei-hui (蔡培慧, front left) campaign in the central county on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022
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Taiwan People's Party candidates for Miaoli County council and township representatives join on Thursday the party's campaign motorcade which is traveling around the country. Photo courtesy of the party's branch office in Miaoli County Nov. 17, 2022
KMT Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕, left) is pictured with the party
KMT Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕, left) is pictured with the party's Taipei mayoral candidate Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, center) and New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) filming a campaign video, which was released on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Chiang's campaign office Nov. 17, 2022

Taichung

Members of environmental groups gather outside Taichung City Council Thursday, urging the three mayoral candidates to sign a pledge to address the climate crisis and air pollution. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022
Members of environmental groups gather outside Taichung City Council Thursday, urging the three mayoral candidates to sign a pledge to address the climate crisis and air pollution. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022

Chiayi County

Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九, in white vest) and KMT candidate for Chiayi County magistrate, Wang Yu-min (王育敏, in white jacket) pose with a supporter for photos when campaigning at a wet market in Chiayi
Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九, in white vest) and KMT candidate for Chiayi County magistrate, Wang Yu-min (王育敏, in white jacket) pose with a supporter for photos when campaigning at a wet market in Chiayi's Puzi City on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 17, 2022
Chiayi County Magistrate Weng Chang-liang (翁章梁, second left) of the DPP, who is running for a second four-year term, joins party candidates in a motorcade campaign event in Lucao and Fanlu townships on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Weng
Chiayi County Magistrate Weng Chang-liang (翁章梁, second left) of the DPP, who is running for a second four-year term, joins party candidates in a motorcade campaign event in Lucao and Fanlu townships on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Weng's office Nov. 17, 2022

Pingtung County

The three candidates for Pingtung County magistrate -- Su Ching-chuan (蘇清泉, left) of the KMT, the DPP
The three candidates for Pingtung County magistrate -- Su Ching-chuan (蘇清泉, left) of the KMT, the DPP's Chou Chun-mi (周春米, center) and the New Power Party's Chan Chih-chun (詹智鈞) are pictured attending a policy presentation forum organized by the election commission in the southern county on Thursday.

(By Kay Liu)

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