Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA
Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA

Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu removed as mayor of Kaohsiung after heavy defeat in recall election

  • Defeated presidential contender was elected in a landslide less 18 months ago, but Saturday’s vote to remove him was even larger
  • KMT politician was reportedly Beijing’s preferred candidate in January’s vote and analysts say scale of backlash shows growing resentment of mainland China’s actions

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Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA
Han Kuo-yu bows to supporters after conceding defeat on Saturday. Photo: CNA
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