DPP’s Tsai Pei-hui narrowly wins Nantou legislative by-election

  • Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Pei-hui on 4 Mar defeated the Kuomintang’s (KMT) Lin Ming-chen in a legislative by-election in Nantou County, widely considered a much-needed boost for the ruling party.
  • Tsai received 45,218 votes and Lin 43,293, a razor-thin difference of 1,925 votes, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).
  • Saturday’s election ended the KMT’s winning streak in the past three elections, including the nationwide local elections on 26 Nov 22, the delayed Chiayi mayoral election on 18 Dec 22, and the legislative by-election in Taipei on 8 Jan.
  • It also marked the DPP’s first win of a legislative seat in the traditional KMT stronghold of Nantou County since Taiwan’s legislative elections were first held under a single-seat district system in 2008.

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