Candidate Party Votes Percentage 1 144,408 52. Following his loss to , Han served as the Kuomintang's Kaohsiung chapter director. As a legislator, he became known for his combative personality. On 3 December 2018, it was announced that former would be Han's deputy mayor, and also for which was announced on 15 December 2018. Han expressed support for the and stated that he would form committees dedicated to. In 2017, Han contested the chairmanship, losing to. He studied English literature at after graduating from military academy, and he earned a Master of Laws in East Asian studies from.
Prior to running for public office, Han was a school principal. Vote share by district in the 2018 Kaohsiung mayoral election. Campaigning on what he called Kaohsiung's economic stagnation that has led to a of students to his campaign was able not just to turn out a usually dormant pan-Blue voting bloc in Kaohsiung but many pan-Green voters to switch sides with his promises of greater economic development. Since leaving the legislature, Han had lived in where he became friendly with former , an influential local figure, and thus believed to be Chang's ally. In May 2018, Han won the Kuomintang's mayoral primary, and was subsequently nominated as the party's mayoral candidate. Han defeated in held on 24 November 2018, and became the first Mayor of Kaohsiung affiliated with the Kuomintang since left office in 1998.
During the ceremony, he promised to promote Kaohsiung products, facilitate the inflow of money to the city, pay off the city's debt and invest in the future generations of Kaohsiung. He was a member of the from 1993 to 2002, representing a portion of Taipei County for three terms. Because part of his name, Han Kuo, is pronounced the same in Mandarin as the word for : ; : Hán'guó , this phenomenon was referred to as Hánliú : ; referencing the. Han was elected in November 2018, and became the first Kuomintang politician since Wu in 1998 to hold the office. He also stated that the city belongs to the people of Kaohsiung and not a particular political party.
Candidate Party Votes Percentage 1 Han Kuo-yu Kuomintang 892,545 53. In addition, he sought fluent English speakers to fill vacancies in his administration pertaining to promotion and public relations. . He later became general manager of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation. The main focus of his campaign was on the air pollution and economic growth of Kaohsiung. His mayoral campaign drew wide attention and support.
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