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Chiang Kai-shek’s Great-Grandson Leads Polls in Key Taiwan Race

  • Chiang Wan-an predicted to win election for next Taipei mayor
  • Island-wide voting on Nov. 26 serves as test for Tsai Ing-wen
Chiang Wan-an
Chiang Wan-anPhotographer: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg

The great-grandson of former Taiwan leader Chiang Kai-shek leads polls in the race to be the next mayor of Taipei, as the island prepares for local elections that present a key test for President Tsai Ing-wen’s leadership.   

Lawmaker Chiang Wan-an of the Kuomintang was seen as the likely winner by 37.8% of respondents in a survey published on Monday by the Liberty Times, a newspaper that generally backs the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.