Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Taiwan: Petitioners gather 117,000 signatures in Kaohsiung Mayor recall

Petitioners claim to have gotten 117,000 signatures in five days for the recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yuto (who recently lost the presidential race).

The recall only recently moved to the second stage. Petitioners needed to get signatures of 1% of the city, and have gotten that. They had 28,560 verified and the needed 22,814.

Now, petitioners need 10% of eligible voters to sign (about 230,000).

Han was the Kuomintang Presidential candidate, and was being threatened with a recall following flooding in the town (though presumably this may be part of the presidential political wrangling). There is an absentee voter provision -- 25% of eligible voters must cast ballots for the recall to count.

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