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Monday, December 1, 2014
Jubilant and distraught voters found the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) in a frantic state after its crushing defeat on Saturday, with its ranking officials scrambling around to either take or shy away from responsibility.
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Taiwan -- KMT scrambles to retain dignity after huge defeat
It was generally thought to be an absurd, outrageous notion, trying to vote beyond the blue-green disputes that have dictated Taiwan politics for decades. Islanders are wont to declare themselves as firmly green or blue, yet last night, independent mayoral aspirant Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) shattered the bipolarized condition for the first time in Taipei's history.
Unlike most political figures in Taiwan, independent candidate Ko Wen-je ran the mayor's race in the capital Taipei on experimental policies, and the heart surgeon is now poised to face challenges after his election.
Many people in Hong Kong are excited and inspired by the results of Taiwan's nationwide local government elections Saturday, a former chairman of Hong Kong's League of Social Democrats said Sunday.
Taiwanese scholars said Sunday that relations between Taiwan and China are likely to slow down or even become unstable in the wake of the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT's) resounding defeat in Saturday's local government elections.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Taiwan -- Lien egged in last hours of campaign
Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei Mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) was egged by onlookers yesterday as he and his election team "swept the streets" and continued their efforts to garner votes.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Taiwan -- Prosecutors question Ko campaign office chief
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO, 台灣台北地方法院檢察署) yesterday held a hearing over the wiretapping that targeted independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Taiwan -- DPP's Lin, Wei step down from legislative posts
The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taichung mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) and Changhua County magisterial candidate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷) announced in a press conference yesterday at Lin's campaign headquarters that they are resigning from their legislative posts.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko, Lien battle it out over final weekend
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday staged a parade event to gather support on the final weekend before the election unfolds on the evening of Nov. 29.
Pan-green independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that he chooses to believe in the innocence of his campaign staff member, Peng Sheng-shao (彭盛韶), while there is no proper evidence stating otherwise.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
An aide to Ko Wen-je was arrested yesterday by Taipei prosecutors looking into alleged wiretapping of the independent Taipei mayoral hopeful's office, but his lawyer said there was no evidence in support of the arrest.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) admitted to a verbal pact with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday by saying that the deal was for him to join the DPP magisterial and mayoral alliance to discuss policies if he wins the election.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taipei City Councilor Li Hsin (李新) said yesterday that Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) refused to treat his rival Sean Lien's (連勝文) gunshot wound four years ago. He received a phone call from the then-National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) superintendent to come and take care of Lien.
An opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official predicted his party could take up to half of the 22 city and county head positions up for grabs in the Nov. 29 election.
  
  
  
  
  
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