Wang Hongwei announced her election, and Ma Ying-jeou (middle) said, "As we expected, there is no surprise!" (Photographed by reporter Ge Youhao)

[Reporter Ge Youhao/Kaohsiung Report] The by-election for the legislators of Taipei’s 3rd constituency (Zhongshan and Beisongshan) was announced, and Wang Hongwei, a member of the Kuomintang, won. Former President Ma Ying-jeou, who was handing out Spring Festival couplets in Kaohsiung, immediately learned of it, saying, “As we do No surprise, no surprise," responded with 9 characters.

Former President Ma Ying-jeou went south to Kaohsiung today to start his itinerary for distributing Spring Festival couplets throughout Taiwan. He rushed to 4 games in a row. At 4:50 p.m., he came to the famous Liberty Twilight Market to distribute Spring Festival couplets, attracting hundreds of people to line up.

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After Ma Ying-jeou's post was almost over, someone told him that Wang Hongwei had announced his election, and he seemed a little excited.

After distributing Spring Festival couplets, the media asked him his opinion on Wang Hongwei's election. Ma Ying-jeou first said "as we expected", and after a pause for a few seconds, he added "no surprise!"

Ma Ying-jeou, wearing a red jacket, was accompanied by former legislator Huang Zhaoshun, city councilors Chen Meijuan, Li Yafen, etc., to the Liberty Twilight Market this evening. There was a queue of more than 100 meters.

Li Yafen’s Service Office stated that if the public needs the Spring Festival couplets of former President Ma, they can get them at the service office.