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Taiwanese vice premier expected to resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has hinted that he would resign to run for Kaohsiung mayor, a post left vacant after Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted last week by a recall vote...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Vote count in Taiwan mayoral recall points toward KMT defeat

Update June 6, 2020, 17:00 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) said Saturday (June 6) that 890,000 Kaohsiung citizens, or 39 percent of eligible voters, had cast a ballot in the unpre...

Kaohsiung citizens rally before historic recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) mobilized supporters the night before the recall election Saturday (June 6) for a protest march encouraging Kaohsiung residents to vote out the...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

New Taipei mayor boasts highest national approval rating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) has received the highest public approval rating of all local government heads in a recent poll by Global Views Monthly magazine. Accord...

S. Taiwan mayor asks supporters not to take part in recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), facing a recall vote early next month, is calling on his supporters not to turn out to polling stations. The Kuomintang (KMT) mayor ha...

Mayoral recall group outsmarts Kaohsiung officials with digital ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An advertisement reminding voters to opt to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) appeared on a building in the city Wednesday (May 6). On Wednesday evening, the grou...

S. Taiwan mayor refuses to participate in recall briefing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) staff on Monday (April 27) said that he would not be participating in a proposed televised recall briefing session, as he...

Han Kuo-yu unfazed as recall vote set for June 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two petitions to remove Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) from office, a recall vote set for June 6 was announced by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on Frid...

Court snubs Han's plea to halt Kaohsiung mayoral recall election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) request to halt a planned vote to have him recalled as mayor. After a hea...

Taiwan People's Party vows to participate in Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Friday (March 6) the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) will enter the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election if the petition to re...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung mayor reaches 450,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second phase of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received 450,000 signatures. WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) founder Aaron Yin (尹立), anno...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor expected to clear 2nd hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which i...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 117,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received over 110,000 signatures within four days. From Wednesday (Jan. 29) to Sunday (Feb. 2), a petitio...