November 24, 2018 / 11:56 AM / 18 days ago

Taiwan ruling party admits defeat in second-largest city

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s pro-independence ruling Democratic Progressive Party on Saturday admitted defeat in the mayoral election in Taiwan’s second-largest city of Taichung.

Mayor Lin Chia-lung conceded defeat to his challenger from the China-friendly opposition Kuomintang Party, Lu Shiow-yen, in comments carried live on Taiwanese television channels.

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

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