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Ex-Taipei mayor to run for legislative seat in Keelung

Ex-Taipei mayor to run for legislative seat in Keelung

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin is poised to be nominated as the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT's) legislative candidate in Keelung, after public polls on Sunday showed him leading the other KMT contenders.
In the polls conducted on July 24 and 25 by the United Daily News and TV news channel TVBS, Hau had 45.53 percent support, way ahead of Keelung City Councilor Han Liang-chi with 33 percent and Lin Pei-hsiang, son of Legislator Hsu Shao-ping, with 21.46 percent.
The winner of the primary polls is expected to be nominated by the KMT. Party officials said Hau, vice chairman of the KMT, will be officially nominated by the party's Central Standing Committee as soon as July 29.
The weighting of the public opinion polls in the KMT primaries is 15 percent against other KMT candidates and 85 percent against opposition party candidates.
Hau has repeatedly described the January elections as a tough fight for the KMT and said that he was willing to take part in the race if the party needed him.
He is set to face Tsai Shih-ying of Democratic Progressive Party and Liu Wen-hsiung of the People First Party in the Keelung legislative election. (By Liu Li-jung and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-28 00:32 GMT+08:00