Kaohsiung mayor-elect names three deputies

Kaohsiung,  Kaohsiung mayor-elect Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has chosen his three future deputies, namely, former Taipei Deputy Mayor Lin Chin-rong (林欽榮), former Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Shih Che (史哲), and head of Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (MOEA) Department of Industrial Technology, Lo Ta-sheng (羅達生), according to his aide Thursday.

The confirmation came a day before the Central Election Commission (CEC) is scheduled to officially announce on Friday Chen’s victory in the Aug. 15 Kaohsiung mayoral by-election.

Chen, a former vice premier of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won the election by a landslide, with 70.03 percent of the total votes cast, defeating Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People’s Party candidate Wu Yi-jheng (吳益政), who finished with 25.90 percent and 4.06 percent, respectively.

The by-election was held after a recall vote in early June to remove the KMT’s Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who was elected in November 2018, ending the DPP’s 20-year hold on the southern city.

Chen will serve out the remainder of Han’s term, which ends in December 2022.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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