Taiwan ruling party accepts defeat in southern city mayoral race


TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s ruling pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party on Saturday admitted defeat in the mayoral election in the key southern city of Kaohsiung.

Chen Chi-mai offered his congratulations to Han Kuo-yu from the China-friendly opposition Kuomintang for winning the election, in comments carried live on Taiwanese television channels.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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