Ting Shou-chung to appeal 2018 Taipei mayoral election result again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中), who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he ...

The Latest: Election board orders Istanbul election redone

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's highest electoral ...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader's assault at funeral

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral. Several pro...

Erdogan cites irregularities, defends Istanbul vote recount

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his party's move to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the vo...

Japan’s pivotal local elections will impact national politics

ADELAIDE (East Asia Forum) -- In Japan’s forthcoming quadrennial unified local elections there will be 1000 separate elections. More than 230 political heads, such as prefectural governors and c...

Taoyuan mayor Cheng Wen-tsan tops public satisfaction polls in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TVBS recently conducted a survey to measure public satisfaction with Taiwan’s six mayors after 100 days of tenure. Despite receiving fervent support upon his elec...

Taiwan legislative by-elections produce mixed results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held on to two legislative seats while the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) kept one but lost another in legislative by-elections S...

Taiwan needs to take cyber-security seriously at the highest level

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The escalation in hostility towards Taiwan from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been well reported, but the focus of much of the coverage has been on the possibility o...

Tsai to meet with 6 newly-elected Taiwanese mayors before official inaugurations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen is currently arranging to meet with six newly-elected mayors in the upcoming weeks. CNA reports that Tsai will meet with Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (...

Taiwan moves January legislative by-elections to a Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a rare move, two legislative by-elections originally scheduled for Saturday January 26 will be postponed to the following day to avoid interference with examinations, the Ce...

Update: 60 ballots 'evaporate' on first day of Taipei mayoral race recount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On the first day of a recount of the Taipei City mayoral election yesterday (Dec. 3), it has been discovered that over 60 ballots had "evaporated" from one ballot box...

KMT's Ting Shou-chung opts for recount in Taipei mayoral race, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After losing by a razor thin margin in Saturday's mayoral election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) today filed a r...

Polls open for 9-in-1 local government elections and referendums

TAIPEI (CNA) — Polls opened at 8 a.m. Saturday and will run through 4 p.m. for voters in Taiwan to elect nine categories of local government positions in the so-called 9-in-1 elections. In ad...

Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face each other in televised debates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The candidates in the mayoral elections in Taiwan’s two major cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, faced each other for the first time in televised debates Saturday. Vot...