Taiwan’s Taipei and Taichung held legislative recall votes and legislative by-elections on Sunday, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defeating the Kuomintang and winning. Tsai Ing-wen thanked voters for protecting Taiwan’s democracy.
According to Taiwan media news on Sunday, Taiwan Taipei and Taichung held a vote on the recall of legislators and a by-election for legislators respectively today. In the by-election, Lin Jingyi won with 88,752 votes, and Kuomintang candidate Yan Kuanheng won 80,912 votes, a gap of 7,840 votes.
As for the recall case, there were 54,813 votes in favor and 43,340 votes against. Although the number of votes in favor of recall exceeds the number of votes against it, it has not reached more than a quarter of the total electors in the constituency, and the recall case has not passed.
President Tsai Ing-wen sent a message on Facebook to congratulate candidate Lin Jingyi for winning the by-election, and also hoped that Lin Changzuo, a non-party legislator who escaped the fate of being dismissed, can continue to cheer for the voters of Zhongzheng Wanhua and Taiwan.
Tsai Ing-wen said: “Taiwan still has many challenges. The people expect us to continue to work hard for the next economic development, energy transition, national defense and security, and diplomatic work. We must continue to work together to overcome various challenges.”
(Editor in charge: Anke)