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DPP's Pan Men-an wins Pingtung magistrate election

DPP's Pan Men-an wins Pingtung magistrate election

Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) Pan Men-an of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won the race for magistrate in Pingtung County as was widely expected, according to initial vote counts by the media. Pan, a legislator, defeated rival Chien Tai-lang of the Kuomintang (KMT) in the traditionally DPP-leaning southern county.
The 51-year-old remained far ahead of his challenger in the polls in the months leading up to the election. Pan's fortunes had been in question after the incumbent magistrate, Tsao Chi-hung also of the DPP, took a beating because of the local government's poor oversight of edible oil makers at the center of the recent food safety scandals. A total of 686,810 people were eligible to vote in Taiwan's southernmost county. (By Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2022-05-21 00:37 GMT+08:00