Independent candidate Ko Wen-je wins Taipei mayoral election

November 29, 2014 12:47 PM

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Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) In a blow to the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), independent candidate Ko Wen-je swept to victory Saturday in the Taipei mayoral election, becoming the capital city's first non-KMT mayor in 16 years.

As of 07:15 p.m., Ko had won some 755,000 votes, compared with 553,000 votes won by his KMT opponent Sean Lien, according to vote counts by local media outlets.

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