Han Kuo-yu, an opposition Kuomintang outcast since his stint as a legislator ended in 2001, is seriously threatening his Kaohsiung mayoral opponent Chen Chi-mai from the ruling, independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party ahead of Saturday’s local elections. Photo: Reuters

The fall and rise of Taiwan’s Han Kuo-yu: a former Kuomintang outcast turns up the heat on Kaohsiung mayoral election rival Chen Chi-mai

  • In just six months, Han has proved indispensable, making big gains in public support
  • Once shunned by other aspirants, Han is now the most sought-after KMT campaign accessory
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Han Kuo-yu, an opposition Kuomintang outcast since his stint as a legislator ended in 2001, is seriously threatening his Kaohsiung mayoral opponent Chen Chi-mai from the ruling, independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party ahead of Saturday’s local elections. Photo: Reuters
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