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Hsieh Wei-chou wins Taipei nomination

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

After a fiercely competitive primary, Hsieh Wei-chou (謝維洲), son of former premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), yesterday won the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) nomination for the Taipei City Council election in November.

The 31-year-old, who has never run in an election, finished third among six nominees in Taipei’s electoral districts of Shilin (士林) and Beitou (北投), where 10 aspirants ran in the primary.

Frank Hsieh told reporters yesterday afternoon that he was happy for his son, stressing that he has never campaigned for Hsieh Wei-chou and never encouraged his son to pursue a political career.

The younger Hsieh had previously said he was not interested in a career in politics.

Among the nominees were a pair of second-generation politicians, Ho Chih-wei (何志偉), son of incumbent DPP Legislator Hsueh Ling (薛凌), and Chen Tzu-hui (陳慈慧), daughter of former Taipei City councilor Chen Pi-feng (陳碧峰).

The DPP currently has 23 councilors, while the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has 31 in the 62-member Taipei City Council.

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