New Taipei and Taichung mayors to seek re-election
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has formally announced that New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih and Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen will be seeking re-election in November's local elections.
Both mayors confirmed their re-election bids during a meeting of the KMT's Central Standing Committee.
Speaking after that meeting, Hou said he will be reminding voters of the achievements of his administration over the past four years and detail his platform for the next four years. Hou will be running against the DPP's Lin Chia-lung.
Meanwhile, Lu told reporters that she believes they will make a "fair choice" when they compare her policies and leadership skills to those of the other candidates. Lu's main challenger will be Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang of the DPP.
According to KMT Chairman Eric Chu, Hou and Lu were the party's "best" picks, given their achievements as the heads of the local governments in the two cities over the past four years. Meanwhile, the DPP has confirmed that lawmaker Cheng Yun-peng will be the party's candidate in the Taoyuan mayoral race.