The five cities election (五都選舉) will be held on Saturday 27 November. As a follow up to my previous post on election campaign posters in Taichung I want to post a few more photos that I have taken over the past few months in various places. More photos can also be found in the “Five Cities” Election Campaign Posters gallery at my Taiwan photo gallery site.
Jason Hu (胡志強), Taichung Mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate for Mayor of Greater Taichung, is using the slogan “Taichung goes global.” I’m not sure which train he’s riding. It’s definitely not the Taichung MRT!
Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for Mayor of Greater Taichung, is putting out the message that he can do things that Jason Hu has failed to do.
This man is not running in the election. It is actually an ad for a private language school in Taichung. It contains the words “English-language mayoral election” (英文市長選舉). At the bottom of the ad it says there is an online vote where people can win a trip to Shanghai.
Chang Yao-chung (張耀中) is a DPP candidate for Taichung City Council. In this poster he is appealing to Christian voters. There is a cross in the background and a quote from the Bible. The quote is from the Book of Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalts a nation” (公義使邦國高舉).
Yang Cheng-chung (楊正中) is KMT candidate for city councillor in Taichung. This poster doesn’t contain much information, but leaves no doubt about where his loyalties lie.
This poster shows the DPP’s five candidates for the mayoral positions. It was in Changhua County which is not participating in this round of elections. The poster encourages people to call their friends and relatives to remind them to vote on 27 November. Migration to urban centres in Taiwan has weakened a lot of the networks that are used to mobilise voters. This poster shows the DPP trying to appeal to people to use their own personal connections to encourage people to vote.
This poster with a cartoon illustration of the Incredible Hulk is promoting Lin Shui-shan (林水山), a DPP candidate for the city council in Xinbei City. Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is in the foreground.
Lee Da-hua (李大華) is a People First Party (PFP; 親民黨) candidate for Taipei City Council. Both the PFP and the New Party (新黨), which are offshoots of the KMT, have candidates in the elections.
Francis Wu (吳武明) is an independent candidate for mayor of Taipei City. His campaign slogan is “Taipei New Hope” (台北新希望). The banner notes that he beat KMT candidate Hau Lung-bin and DPP candidate Su Tseng-chang in a poll on the China Times website. This result certainly won’t be repeated on election day.