Han recall referendum vote expected to take place mid-June

  • 09 March, 2020
  • Leslie Liao
The petition forms being delivered to the Kaohsiung City Election Commission

A vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu will likely take place in mid-June. Lead petitioner Chen Kuan-jung (陳冠榮) says he expects the vote to take place on June 13.

Organizers have delivered 400,000 petitions to the Kaohsiung City Election Commission. They need 228,000 signatures – or 10% of the Kaohsiung electorate – in order to initiate a vote.

The Kaohsiung City Government says it respects the right of the petitioners, and will follow directives from election officials.

A vote to recall the mayor will require a simple majority of at least 580,000 votes, which is one quarter of the Kaohsiung electorate.


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