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Meet Taiwan’s ‘Ivanka’


The Han tide: The outsider politician won the Kaohsiung seat after voters fell in love with his daughter Coco on social media. — Facebook

The Han tide: The outsider politician won the Kaohsiung seat after voters fell in love with his daughter Coco on social media. — Facebook

FROM Kuomintang outsider to the man who broke the Democratic Progressive Party’s grip of more than two decades on Kaohsiung, new mayor Han Kuo-yu is enjoying the spotlight and he owes much to his social media-savvy daughter, Coco Han, for that success.

Coco, a 23-year-old senior university student who majored in sociology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, campaigned for her father on the streets and behind the scenes, prompting some to draw parallels with Ivanka Trump’s role in helping her father, Donald, to the US presidency.

Politics , Taiwan elections

   

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