DPP's Lin Ching-yi wins Taichung legislative by-election

01/09/2022 06:02 PM
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DPP's Lin Chin-yi (in white), the head of her campaign office, former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (second right) and former lawmaker Chen Po-wei (right). CNA photo Jan. 9, 2022

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Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Lin Ching-yi (林靜儀) won Sunday's legislative by-election in Taichung's second district, defeating the Kuomintang's Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒) and three other candidates.

Lin received 88,752 votes, or about 52.3 percent, against 80,912 votes, or 47.7 percent, for Yen, according to the Taichung City Central Election Commission's unofficial figures with the votes at all 258 polling stations counted.

Supporters of Lin cheer when watching the vote count at her campaign headquarters in Taichung. CNA photo Jan. 9, 2022
Supporters of Lin cheer when watching the vote count at her campaign headquarters in Taichung. CNA photo Jan. 9, 2022

Yen conceded defeat to Lin around 5:50 p.m., and expressed his hope that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) would devote more attention to Taichung's infrastructure.

The candidates were running for the position left vacant after former lawmaker Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party was removed from the Legislature in a recall election last October.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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