The 43-year-old great-grandson of late leader Chiang Kai-shek, Wayne Chiang Wan-an, won Taipei’s mayoral race, sweeping aside veteran opponents on Saturday, as voters focused on other pressing issues such as air pollution and bad traffic.  Photo: AP
The 43-year-old great-grandson of late leader Chiang Kai-shek, Wayne Chiang Wan-an, won Taipei’s mayoral race, sweeping aside veteran opponents on Saturday, as voters focused on other pressing issues such as air pollution and bad traffic. Photo: AP
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Taiwan elections: could rising KMT star Wayne Chiang be a presidential contender?

  • The 43-year-old great-grandson of late leader Chiang Kai-shek won Taipei’s mayoral race, sweeping aside veteran opponents
  • But despite political pedigree, analysts says Chiang will need more seasoning before attempting a presidential run

The 43-year-old great-grandson of late leader Chiang Kai-shek, Wayne Chiang Wan-an, won Taipei’s mayoral race, sweeping aside veteran opponents on Saturday, as voters focused on other pressing issues such as air pollution and bad traffic.  Photo: AP
The 43-year-old great-grandson of late leader Chiang Kai-shek, Wayne Chiang Wan-an, won Taipei’s mayoral race, sweeping aside veteran opponents on Saturday, as voters focused on other pressing issues such as air pollution and bad traffic. Photo: AP
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