KMT candidate loses case against Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday (May 10) rejected Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung’s (丁守中) case to have the result of last November’s Taipei City...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...

Taiwan Premier identifies labor reform as one cause of DPP election defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The hurried reform of several laws, including the Labor Standards Law, was the reason for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defeat in the local elections, Premier Wi...

Taiwan approves resignations of three ministers following election losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following the poor results of the November 24 local elections for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the government on Saturday approved the resignations of the tran...

Taiwan to consider e-voting for referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following chaotic scenes during last weekend’s voting, the Central Election Commission (CEC) should consider e-voting for referendums, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said...

Taiwan President travels to Kaohsiung to discuss election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In her first public appearance since last Saturday’s local elections, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) traveled to Kaohsiung Tuesday to discuss the aftermath of the Democratic...

Taiwan elections: Ko Wen-je re-elected Taipei City Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was re-elected Taipei City Mayor on Nov. 24, overcoming rivals Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) of Kuomintang (KMT) and Pasuya Yao (姚文智) of the ...

Taiwan to see first-ever openly lesbian council members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though people of Taiwan voted to keep the Civil Code unchanged in a Nov. 24 referendum, Taiwan is set to welcome its first-ever openly lesbian council members, and one of them ...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor race set for thrilling finish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is set for a thrilling finish, with the slightest of margins separating independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Tin...

Taiwan President resigns as DPP chairwoman after local election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) offered her resignation as Chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party and Premier William Lai (賴清德) likewise offered his as Prime Minister...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu wins Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Kaohsiung mayor, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁), has admitted defeat against the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate, Han Kuo-yu (韓國...

KMT Taichung mayoral candidate declares victory in Taiwan's local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), the Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for mayor of Taichung, declared victory at 8:25 p.m., Nov. 24, after winning 56.57 percent of the votes collected from 87 perc...

Taiwan elections: Taipei City Mayor early count too close to call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Mayor race is still too close to call after four hours of vote counting, with independent incumbent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Sho...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu widens lead in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the race for mayor of Kaohsiung was still not decided by 7 p.m., opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was widening his lead over former Democ...

Taiwan's Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying reelected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying (劉增應) of the Kuomintang (KMT) won reelection in Taiwan's 2018 local elections, with the area becoming the first out of 22 whose...