ELECTIONS 2022/Election campaigns around Taiwan, Nov. 23

11/23/2022 08:25 PM
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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urges people to cast their votes in the Nov. 26 local elections and referendum on lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. A large photo taken at a recent campaign rally is displayed behind her, emblazoned with the words "the decisive golden 72 hours" before the polls open on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urges people to cast their votes in the Nov. 26 local elections and referendum on lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. A large photo taken at a recent campaign rally is displayed behind her, emblazoned with the words "the decisive golden 72 hours" before the polls open on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022

Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) Candidates in the upcoming local government elections continued to campaign Wednesday, visiting temples and markets, meeting and shaking hands with voters, in an effort to encourage their supporters to go to the polls, before all campaigns are required by law to conclude at midnight Friday.

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

The campaign banner of a candidate for Kaohsiung City council pleads for votes in the city
The campaign banner of a candidate for Kaohsiung City council pleads for votes in the city's Fongshan District on Wednesday. Such last-minute messages have been recently added to campaign banners and posters around Taiwan ahead of the local government elections set to take place Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022

Keelung City

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌, center left) and Keelung mayoral candidate Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應, center right), both are members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), stand on boxes at the side of the road in the port city as they stump for the votes of commuters during the morning rush hour. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌, center left) and Keelung mayoral candidate Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應, center right), both are members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), stand on boxes at the side of the road in the port city as they stump for the votes of commuters during the morning rush hour. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫, right) on Wednesday campaigns with the party
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫, right) on Wednesday campaigns with the party's Keelung mayoral candidate Hsieh Kuo-liang (謝國樑) to win back the northern port city, which has been governed by the DPP since 2014. Photo courtesy of Hsieh's campaign office Nov. 23, 2022

Taipei, New Taipei

KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, third right) campaigns in the rain in Zhongzheng District on Wednesday. The Central Weather Bureau forecast that cooler cloudy weather, with a chance of rain, will continue in northern and eastern Taiwan until Saturday daytime. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安, third right) campaigns in the rain in Zhongzheng District on Wednesday. The Central Weather Bureau forecast that cooler cloudy weather, with a chance of rain, will continue in northern and eastern Taiwan until Saturday daytime. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊, front) shakes hands with a vendor at Songjiang Market in Zhongshan District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊, front) shakes hands with a vendor at Songjiang Market in Zhongshan District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
A man gives a thumb down as the campaign motorcade of DPP Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, second right) passes through the city
A man gives a thumb down as the campaign motorcade of DPP Taipei mayoral candidate Chen Shih-chung (陳時中, second right) passes through the city's Songshan District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
DPP New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, front right) waves to commuters during the morning rush hour near Xingfu metro station in the city
DPP New Taipei mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍, front right) waves to commuters during the morning rush hour near Xingfu metro station in the city's Xinzhuang District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Incumbent New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, third right) of the KMT holds an incense stick as he prays at a Taoist temple in the city
Incumbent New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜, third right) of the KMT holds an incense stick as he prays at a Taoist temple in the city's Tucheng District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022

Hsinchu County

Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wen-ke (楊文科, first right in front row), who is seeking reelection under KMT flag, holds fish roe pouches to be salted and cured during a visit to a local producer of the food item in the county on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Yang
Hsinchu County Magistrate Yang Wen-ke (楊文科, first right in front row), who is seeking reelection under KMT flag, holds fish roe pouches to be salted and cured during a visit to a local producer of the food item in the county on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Yang's campaign office Nov. 23, 2022
DPP Hsinchu County magistrate candidate Chou Chiang-chieh (周江杰, front left) on Wednesday walks along a road as he starts day three of a five-day campaign across the county on foot. Photo courtesy of Chou
DPP Hsinchu County magistrate candidate Chou Chiang-chieh (周江杰, front left) on Wednesday walks along a road as he starts day three of a five-day campaign across the county on foot. Photo courtesy of Chou's campaign office Nov. 23, 2022

Taitung County

Taitung County Magistrate Yao Ching-ling (饒慶鈴, right) of the KMT celebrates her 53rd birthday with former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in the southeastern county on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
Taitung County Magistrate Yao Ching-ling (饒慶鈴, right) of the KMT celebrates her 53rd birthday with former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in the southeastern county on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
DPP candidate for Taitung County magistrate Liu Chao-hao (劉櫂豪), shakes hands with a supporter from a campaign vehicle in the southeastern county on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Liu
DPP candidate for Taitung County magistrate Liu Chao-hao (劉櫂豪), shakes hands with a supporter from a campaign vehicle in the southeastern county on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Liu's office Nov. 23, 2022
An armed policeman guards boxes of ballot papers set to be delivered to Green Island and Orchid Island, outside the offices of Taitung County Election Commission on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022
An armed policeman guards boxes of ballot papers set to be delivered to Green Island and Orchid Island, outside the offices of Taitung County Election Commission on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 23, 2022

(By Kay Liu)

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