Supporters of the Kuomintang’s Kaohsiung mayoral candidate, Han Kuo-yu, react during a campaign rally for the local elections, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 23. Photo: Reuters
Ross Darrell Feingold
Opinion

Opinion

Ross Darrell Feingold

Taiwan election results are a message to the DPP that mixing politics and business as usual won’t work

  • Ross Darrell Feingold says the DPP’s loss of municipal seats highlights public disapproval of political factions’ continuing influence in state-controlled firms
  • This was particularly evident in ousted farm produce marketing cooperative chief Han Kuo-yu’s surprise win in the Kaohsiung mayoral election

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Supporters of the Kuomintang’s Kaohsiung mayoral candidate, Han Kuo-yu, react during a campaign rally for the local elections, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 23. Photo: Reuters
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