Incumbent KMT mayor wins re-election in Chiayi
Incumbent Chiayi City Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Huang Min-hui has won re-election in delayed election. Huang beat her main rival Lee Chun-yi, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) by nearly 30-percentage points. Huang declared victory just 75 minutes after the polls closed.
The Central Election Commission says Huang finished with 63.8% of the total votes, to Lee's 35%. Three other independent candidates combined for the remaining 1.2% of the total votes cast in the election.
The election was delayed three weeks because of the death of independent Huang Shao-cong, who died of a heart attack on 2 November.
After she declared victory, Huang thanked her voters for their patience in waiting for three weeks before casting their ballots. She had previously served as Chiayi mayor for two terms from 2005 to 2014 and won back the seat in November 2018.
Huang's victory means the KMT keep control of 14 of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties.