ELECTIONS 2022/Election campaigns around Taiwan, Nov. 21

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Sample ballots in different colors are displayed by the New Taipei Election Commission on Monday to help voters understand the ballots they will cast in Saturday
Sample ballots in different colors are displayed by the New Taipei Election Commission on Monday to help voters understand the ballots they will cast in Saturday's local government elections. Most residents will receive three ballots for local officials and one for a referendum, while the other four are for Indigenous voters for posts held by Indigenous peoples. Photo courtesy New Taipei Election Commission Nov. 21, 2022

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) With five days to go before Saturday's local government elections, candidates were out campaigning on motorcades, on the side of major roads, or on bicycles around Taiwan on Monday.

Taiwan's six major cities -- Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung -- account for 69.37 percent of the country's population of 23.21 million, and there are 16 other city mayor and county magistrate seats up for grabs in this year's elections.

The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) currently holds 14 of the 22 seats, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) seven, and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) one.

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

Chiayi City

Due to the death of a Chiayi City mayoral candidate on Nov. 2, the Central Election Commission relaunched the election of the seat and moved that city's mayoral election to Dec. 18.

Elections of Chiayi City councilors and village chiefs will still take place on Saturday, however.

Chiayi City Mayor Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) of the KMT (front row, center) poses with members of pharmacists
Chiayi City Mayor Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) of the KMT (front row, center) poses with members of pharmacists' groups, who showed these groups' support for her bid for a second four-year term on Monday. Photo courtesy of Huang's campaign office Nov. 21, 2022
DPP candidate for Chiayi City mayor, Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋, front left) and the party
DPP candidate for Chiayi City mayor, Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋, front left) and the party's candidates in the city wave to passers-by and pedestrians from their motorcade on Monday. Photo courtesy of Lee's campaign office Nov. 21, 2022

Yilan County

KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫, center) campaigns for incumbent Yilan County Magistrate Lin Zi-miao (林姿妙) in the northeastern county on Monday. Photo courtesy of KMT Nov. 21, 2022
KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫, center) campaigns for incumbent Yilan County Magistrate Lin Zi-miao (林姿妙) in the northeastern county on Monday. Photo courtesy of KMT Nov. 21, 2022

Keelung City

DPP Keelung mayoral candidate Tsai Shih-yin (蔡適應, left) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) campaign on a vehicle across the port city on Monday. Cheng is at the end of his second four-year term and will leave the mayor
DPP Keelung mayoral candidate Tsai Shih-yin (蔡適應, left) and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) campaign on a vehicle across the port city on Monday. Cheng is at the end of his second four-year term and will leave the mayor's office in late December. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2021

Pingtung County

Former Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌, left) is pictured on a bicycle while campaigning for Li Chen-yu (李承育, right), a New Power Party candidate for Pingtung County councilor, and Lee Yao-cheng (李曜丞), independent candidate for Wandan Township chief, in the southern county Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Former Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌, left) is pictured on a bicycle while campaigning for Li Chen-yu (李承育, right), a New Power Party candidate for Pingtung County councilor, and Lee Yao-cheng (李曜丞), independent candidate for Wandan Township chief, in the southern county Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022

Taipei, New Taipei

KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, second) and the party
KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, second) and the party's candidates for city councilor wave to commuters during the morning rush hour near City Hall on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) hugs her 93-year-old mother in the latest campaign video unveiled by her campaign at a news conference in Taipei on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) hugs her 93-year-old mother in the latest campaign video unveiled by her campaign at a news conference in Taipei on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
DPP Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, front left) and New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) use their arms to form a heart during their motorcade rally in New Taipei on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
DPP Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, front left) and New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) use their arms to form a heart during their motorcade rally in New Taipei on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Incumbent New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, in white jacket) greets supporters from a vehicle during a motorcade rally in Banqiao District on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Incumbent New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, in white jacket) greets supporters from a vehicle during a motorcade rally in Banqiao District on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, fifth from left in front row) cheers with candidates from the Taiwan People
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, fifth from left in front row) cheers with candidates from the Taiwan People's Party he founded in 2019, in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei, on Monday. CNA photo Nov. 21, 2022

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