Saturday, February 6, 2021

Taiwan: Kaohsiung City Councilor survives recall vote

Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chieh (or Jie) survived a recall vote on February 6. The was 65,391-55,261 (54-46%) against the recall, with a 41.54% turnout. The vote not only failed due to the support for Huang, but the vote needed 25% of eligible voters (72,892) to vote in favor of the recall, due to its absentee veto requirement.

The recall appears to be revenge for the ouster of Mayor (and Kuomintang former presidential candidate) Han Kuo-yu on June 6.  Chieh was elected as a member of the New Power Party but left as part of the 2014 Sunflower Movement.

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