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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

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai on Saturday repeated an earlier statement he would not enter the race for the Democratic Progressive....Fullstory

2015-01-31 05:08 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-01-31 02:56 PM

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2015-01-31 10:25 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-01-31 08:02 PM

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2015-01-31 04:00 PM

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2015-01-31 01:22 PM

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2015-01-31 12:43 PM

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By JIM KUHNHENN
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2015-01-31 06:22 AM

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By JEFF KAROUB
Associated Press

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2015-01-31 03:42 AM

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Associated Press

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2015-01-31 03:01 AM

Ko campaign spent NT$85 million in final 2 months

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-01-31 03:33 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-01-31 10:33 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-01-31 09:42 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-01-31 07:12 PM

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2015-01-31 02:42 PM

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Associated Press

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Associated Press

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2015-01-31 06:01 AM

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