Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) A total of nine candidates have registered to compete in the legislative by-elections for seats vacated in Taipei and Taichung during recent local elections, according to the Central Election Commission Friday.
The opposition party Kuomintang's (KMT's) Shen Jhih-huei (???), Independent Chiu Yu-shan (???), Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) Wang Yi-chuan (???) and United Party's Lin Chung-sheng (???) will compete for the legislative seat for Taichung's 5th electoral district, left vacant by the city's mayor-elect, Lu Shiow-yen (???) of the KMT, a statement from the Commission showed.
Meanwhile, the DPP's Ho Chih-wei (???), Independent Chen Su-yu (???), "National non-partisan coalition's" Chen Yuan-chi (???), the KMT's Chen Ping-fu (???) and Independent Wang Yi-kai (???) will compete for Taipei's 2nd electoral district, left vacant by the DPP's Taipei mayoral candidate Yao Wen-chih (???).
Under the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, a by-election has to be held within three months of a legislative seat being vacated when more than one year remains in the term to be served. The current term ends on Jan. 31, 2020.
According to the CEC, those seeking to run in the by-elections need to register their candidacy by Dec. 14, while corresponding elections will be held on Jan. 27, 2019.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channels
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