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KMT takes back Hualien mayoralty
KMT takes back Hualien mayoralty

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang candidate Wei Chia-hsien was elected mayor of Hualien City Saturday in what was billed as the first popularity test for...full story
updated 2016-08-27 05:36 PM
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KMT takes back Hualien mayoralty KMT takes back Hualien mayoralty
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