Mon, May 23, 2005 - Page 3 News List

DPP announces primary results

By Jewel Huang  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Democratic Progressive Party's primary election of its candidates for Taipei County councilor elections was held yesterday in Tucheng Elementary School in Taipei County. Several candidates in the primary elections tried to garner as many votes as possible at the site.

PHOTO: LIN CHUN-HUNG, TAIPEI TIMES

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced the preliminary results of its primary for the year-end city and county elections. The final nomination list will be decided upon June 14 after a telephone survey is conducted between May 25 and June 10.

The DPP yesterday held a primary for the year-end elections for city mayor and county commissioners among the DPP's grassroots members in six counties and cities, including Ilan County, Taichung County, Nantou County, Hsinchu City, Yunlin County, and Chiayi City. DPP Secretary-General Lee Yi-yang (李逸洋) announced the voting results yesterday evening.

In Ilan County, former Minister of Justice Chen Ding-nan (陳定南) moved ahead of his contender Lin Te-fu (林德福), a former advisor to the president.

In Taichung County, former vice chairman Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) won over his competitor, former DPP legislator Lin Feng-hsi (林豐喜).

In Nantou County, incumbent Commissioner Lin Tseng-nan (林宗男) surpassed his contender, the DPP's at-large Legislator Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯).

In Yunlin County, former DPP Legislator Su Chih-fen (蘇治芬) took a slight lead ahead of another candidate, DPP lawmaker Lin Kuo-hua (林國華).

In Hsinchu City, City Councilor Cheng Kwai-yuan (鄭貴元) won over his competitor, Liu Gin-show (劉俊秀), a professor at National Chiao-Tung University.

In Chiayi City, Chiayi Mayor Chen Li-chen (陳麗貞) outshined his opponent, the former deputy mayor of Chiayi City Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋).

Lee said that the voting by party members is just the first-stage of the primary and accounts for 30 percent of the total nominations.

The second stage of the primary will be conducted by telephone poll from May 25 until June 10, which accounts for 70 percent of the nominations and is key to the final nomination list.

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