In Taipei, the independence-leaning DPP is fielding former health minister Chen Shih-chung to take on Wayne Chiang Wan-an (pictured), a great-grandson of late KMT leader and president Chiang Kai-shek. Photo: CNA
In Taipei, the independence-leaning DPP is fielding former health minister Chen Shih-chung to take on Wayne Chiang Wan-an (pictured), a great-grandson of late KMT leader and president Chiang Kai-shek. Photo: CNA
Taiwan

Countdown starts in earnest to Taiwan’s bellwether local government elections

  • 22 mayoral and magistrate posts to be contested, with potential threats for both major parties
  • Despite cross-strait tensions, bread-and-butter issues expected to dominate the campaigns, analyst says

In Taipei, the independence-leaning DPP is fielding former health minister Chen Shih-chung to take on Wayne Chiang Wan-an (pictured), a great-grandson of late KMT leader and president Chiang Kai-shek. Photo: CNA
In Taipei, the independence-leaning DPP is fielding former health minister Chen Shih-chung to take on Wayne Chiang Wan-an (pictured), a great-grandson of late KMT leader and president Chiang Kai-shek. Photo: CNA
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