Han Kuo-yu, 61, won a crushing victory for the opposition Kuomintang in the battle to become mayor of Kaohsiung. Photo: Reuters

From rank outsider to mayor of Kaohsiung: meet the man who wooed Taiwan’s electorate

  • Han Kuo-yu was considered to have no chance when he was named as the Kuomintang’s candidate, but his bold promises and clever use of social media saw him home
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Han Kuo-yu, 61, won a crushing victory for the opposition Kuomintang in the battle to become mayor of Kaohsiung. Photo: Reuters
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