Great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek is Taipei mayor

Chiang Kai-shek’s great-grandson has claimed victory in Taipei’s mayoral race, as Taiwan holds local elections on Saturday that could shape the race to replace President Tsai Ing-wen. , which is skeptical of China, for more than a year.
Chiang Van An, great-grandson of the great Kuomintang the leader — who fought and lost in the civil war against Mao Zedong’s Communists and is remembered by many Taiwanese for his repression — became the youngest person elected mayor Taipei at the age of 43.
“Everyone, we made it!” he said in a brief speech to a crowd of thousands outside his campaign headquarters.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Chen Shih-chung earlier apologized to his supporters at his campaign headquarters. Representative elections for President Tsai’s last big test DPP before her second and final term as president comes to an end and Taiwan chooses a successor in early 2024.
The opposition Kuomintang, or Kuomintang, is hoping that victories in local elections will help them bounce back from successive defeats in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. KMT The DPP has a 50% to 41.8% lead in all city and county leadership contests, according to the Central Election Commission, with more than 10 million votes counted. The Kuomintang led four of the six races for mayor of the island’s largest cities, where about 70 percent of the population lives. It entered the day with two of the points.


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