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Former legislator leaves Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Friday (June 1) named 24 candidates for the year-end local elections after its only former legislator, Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) announced ...

Taiwan’s KMT names think tank chief to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (June 29) named Ko Chih-en (柯志恩), the chairwoman of its think tank, to run for mayor of Kaohsiung City in the Nov. 26 election. She wi...

DPP considers mayoral candidates for three north Taiwan cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) selection committee proposes Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) moves to Taoyuan City to run for mayor in the Nov. 26 elections, ...

KMT names great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek to run for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a great-grandson of the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek, to run for mayor of Taipei City in ...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

Taiwan schedules referendum to lower voting age to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A referendum about lowering the voting age to 18 will take place on Nov. 26, the same day as local elections, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Friday (April 15)....

Taipei City population falls below 2.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The population of Taipei City dipped below 2.5 million at the end of March, the capital’s Department of Civil Affairs announced Friday (April 1). The city lost 14...