Taipei-Shen Jhih-hwei (???) of the Kuomintang (KMT) won the legislative by-election in Taichung's fifth electoral district Sunday in a race in which barely a quarter of eligible voters cast ballots, according to the Taichung Election Commission.
She will fill the vacancy left by Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (???) of the KMT, who resigned her position as a legislator on Nov. 20, 2018 before winning her bid for mayor four days later.
Shen garnered 49,230 votes, or 57.8 percent of the valid votes cast, beating out Wang Yi-chuan (???) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, who received 32,903 votes.
The two independent candidates, Chiu Yu-shan (???) and Lin Chung- sheng (???), received 2,910 and 167 votes, respectively, according to the commission.
Only 85,621 people cast ballots (421 of those ballots were invalid) out of a total of 337,848 eligible voters, representing a turnout of 25.34 percent, commission data showed.
Shen thanked Lu for maintaining a neutral position during the campaign and promised to honor her election promises to serve the people.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel