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In May 2018, Taipei Mayor elected KMT candidate Ding Shouzhong. (Image source: "China Times Newsletter")
Taiwan, China.Net. December 17th: During the 2018 election of grass-roots public officials in Taiwan ("Nine in One"), the defeated KMT Taipei mayor candidate Ding Shouzhong filed an invalidity lawsuit. The Taipei District Court ruled that Ding was defeated and he refused It is illegal to file an appeal and criticize "voting while invoking". According to Taiwan ’s “China Times”, Taiwan ’s “High Court” rejected Ding ’s appeal on the 17th, and the case was finalized. Lawsuits arising from the dispute over Taipei's mayoral elections have finally come to an end.
According to reports, the Taipei mayoral election in 2018 was mainly contested by the Kuomintang Ding Shouzhong, the DPP Yao Wenzhi and the non-party Ke Wenzhe. In the end, Ke Wenzhe surpassed Ding Shouzhong by 3254 votes. Ding claimed to the court that he not only lost the game but also lost more. In the end, Ding lost votes to 3,567. Ding also filed a lawsuit for invalidating the elections using the Taiwan authorities' "China Election Commission" and the Taipei Municipal Election Commission as defendants.
However, according to the statistical chart proposed by Ding Shouzhong, the Taipei District Court determined that there was no "abandoning Yao Baoke" effect on the day of the election, and that it was not illegal to line up to vote before the closing of the vote. Therefore, Ding Shouzhong was defeated. Ding Shouzhong's appeal was rejected by Taiwan's "High Court" on the 17th. According to the relevant regulations in Taiwan, the election invalidation litigation adopts the "second trial termination system". Therefore, the verdict is final and Ding Shouzhong will not be able to appeal again.
Ding Shouzhong said in court that the appeal was not for his personal election victory or defeat, but for the pursuit and maintenance of the integrity and fairness of the democratic election system in Taiwan. He said that a total of 1303 votes were issued in the city after 16:00 pm on the day of voting. The proportion was as high as 83%, and the violation of the law was negligent; . (He Jianfeng, Taiwan Network of China)
[Responsible editor: He Jianfeng]