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Tainan mayor repeats lack of interest in presidential bid


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai on Saturday repeated an earlier statement he would not enter the race for the Democratic Progressive...full story
updated 2015-01-31 05:08 PM
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Tainan mayor repeats lack of interest in presidential bid

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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