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...

The Latest: Guam elects first female governor

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii's Nov. 6 general election: 4:35 p.m. Gaum has elected its first female governor. Voters on Tuesday elected De...

The Latest: Exit poll: Poland ruling party losing mayorships

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Poland (all times local): 9:05 p.m. An exit poll suggests Poland's populist ruling party has lost mayoral ele...

Poland's ruling populists see power, appeal checked

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. First, the European Union's top court checked a ke...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je unveils re-election campaign logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is going into the campaign for the November 24 election with the English-language slogan “Keep it real, keep it possible” and...

US calls voided Moldovan election 'a threat to democracy'

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy." Andrei Nastase, ...

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeki...

Leno concedes San Francisco mayor's race to London Breed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded a hard-fought San Francisco mayor's race on Wednesday, a week after the June 5 election, saying that he called London Breed to offer congratul...