Sun, Jan 17, 2016 - Page 5 News List

ELECTIONS: New Power Party wins five legislative seats

ROCK ON:Metal band vocalist and NPP cofounder Freddy Lim won a close race for Taipei’s fifth district in a result that was considered an upset

By Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

The New Party received 4.18 percent of the vote, crossing the newly lowered 3.5 percent threshold to receive election subsidies.

The Republican Party received only 1.62 percent of the vote, while losing its sole legislative seat representing Hsinchu County, after the party’s chairwoman and sole legislator Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩) withdrew from the race to serve as PFP presidential candidate James Soong’s (宋楚瑜) running mate.

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