Fri, Jun 03, 2005 - Page 3 News List

DPP completes primaries for city, county elections

By Jewel Huang  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday completed its primaries for the year-end mayoral and county commissioner elections, and announced nominees for six electoral districts.

According to the primary results, former DPP vice chairman Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) will campaign for the commissionership of Taichung County.

Although his competitor, former DPP legislator Lin Feng-hsi (林豐喜) refused to recognize and accept the outcome, Chiu was confirmed as beating Lin in the primary after the results of a telephone poll conducted by the DPP in Taichung County was unveiled yesterday, which showed that Chiu won about 35 percent of the support, beating Lin's 24 percent.

Lin refused to concede his defeat in the primary, and threatened to resign from his post of National Assembly delegate.

In the primaries, six counties and cities were contested for by DPP candidates. After completing two polls six nominees were confirmed yesterday.

In Ilan County, former minister of justice Chen Ding-nan (陳定南) will seek the chance to head the county government that he led before. Hsinchu City Councilor Cheng Kwai-yuan (鄭貴元) and the Legislator-at-large Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯) will campaign for the top posts in Hsinchu City and Nantou County. In Yunlin County, former DPP legislator Su Chih-fen (蘇治芬) will campaign for the commissionership.

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