Lawmaker's 5th bid to become mayor

Dr Ting Shou-chung (third from right) and former president Ma Ying-jeou (third from left) at a campaign rally in Taipei on Nov 11.
Dr Ting Shou-chung (third from right) and former president Ma Ying-jeou (third from left) at a campaign rally in Taipei on Nov 11.PHOTO: REUTERS

TAIPEI • If Dr Ting Shou-chung, 64, loses the race for Taipei, it will not be for lack of trying.

The well-regarded seven-term lawmaker is trying for the fifth time since 1994 to become Taipei mayor. His latest bid marks only the first time he has won the right to represent the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in the mayoral race.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'Lawmaker's 5th bid to become mayor'. Print Edition | Subscribe