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A petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has garnered 270,639 signatures since it began on Jan. 29, bolstering confidence that a goal of 300,000 would be met this weekend before the documents are submitted to the Kaohsiung Election Commission, petition organizers said yesterday. The New Power Party alone submitted more than 10,000 signatures on Thursday, said petition organizing group WeCare Kaohsiung, which, along with the Taiwan Statebuilding Party, this week continued the signature...

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which is sufficient for the petition to proceed to a public vote. During an event in southern port city Wednesday morning, the petition’s lead organizer Chen Kuan-jung (陳冠榮), Wecare Kaohsiung founder Aaron Yin (尹立), and Taiwan Statebuilding Party News Department deputy director Chang Po-yang (張博洋) said that...

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Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) administration plans to reshuffle its ranks to fend off a campaign to recall him, the Chinese-language Mirror Media magazine reported on Tuesday. … Meanwhile, Han intends to maintain a low profile during the recall campaign by focusing on governance and avoiding speaking about politics, the report said. Han’s team intends to carefully manage his public comments to prevent perpetuating his image as a caobao (草包, “country bumpkin”), the magazine cited...

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A petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) garnered 117,818 signatures in five days, the organizers of the petition said yesterday. Before bowing in front of cameras for 30 seconds at a news conference in Kaohsiung, the four organizers said they aimed to collect 300,000 signatures within 30 days, before the petition drive ends. … “This is quite a monumental result, so we bow to you, Kaohsiung,” Chen said, commenting on the number of...

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A recall motion against New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councillor Huang Jie (黃捷), a vocal opponent of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, has reportedly passed the first threshold according to a report by the United Daily News.  The recall was launched by fans of Mayor Han in response to the Wecare-led recall efforts against Han, which has already reached phase two.  According to the report, organizers as of Jan. 30 had already collected 2900 signatures, above...

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… A total of 28,560 signatures were verified as valid, higher than the required minimum of 22,814 for the petition, the commission said. Under the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, the first step in a three-step recall process is to raise a proposal containing the signatures of 1 percent of the constituency’s eligible voters. … In the second phase, the initiators of the petition to recall Han, which was submitted one year after his...

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A Mirror Media report dated October 23rd revealed that the Chinese Unification Promotion Party had infiltrated 30 local temples throughout Taiwan, sparking public outcry. Curiously on the same day, the abbot of the Bennyuannshan Amitabha Lecture Hall Temple, located in Taichung, “encouraged” 40 college students to go to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office to “watch and learn” from the “heroic” president of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party, Chang An-le, who was accusing the Democratic Progressive...