DPP wins Taichung by-election
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lin Ching-yi emerged as the winner of elections held in Taichung's second district yesterday.
Lin defeated the Kuomintang's Yen Kuan-heng and three other candidates, by capturing just over 51% of ballots cast.
The Taichung City Election Commission reported that Lin received more than 88,700, while Yen trailed behind with just under 81,000.
The three other candidates received fewer than 650 votes each.
The turnout was at just over 58% of total voters in the district.
The elections were held after former lawmaker Chen Po-wei of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party was removed in a successful recall election which took place in October of last year.
In other election news, independent legislator Freddy Lim narrowly survived a recall election, also held on Sunday in the Wanhua District of Taipei. While more voters supported the recall motion than those who rejected it, the number of supporting votes failed to reach the required 25% threshold of voters in the district to be valid.