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Cosplaying Politician Elected In Taiwan

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How many politicians can say they’ve cosplayed as Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion? Lai Pin-yu sure can.

The 27-year-old Democratic Progressive Party candidate won a tight race in New Taipei City’s 12th District over the weekend. Taiwan News reports that Lai defeated former Taipei City Deputy Mayor Lee Yong-ping by 2,780 votes.

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Maybe a rally she did in December dressed as Asuka helped with the...anime vote?

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Before getting into politics, Lai was an activist and studied law at the prestigious National Taipei University.

When Lai knew she had won the seat, she uploaded a Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon cosplay photo to Facebook writing (translation via Taiwan News), “Hello friends, I am Lai Pinyu, lawmaker of New Taipei City’s 12th District. Please give me your feedback over the next four years.”

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Besides cosplay photos, her Facebook page is filled with game, anime, and meme images:

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I think her politician cosplays are the most realistic, though.

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For more, check out Lai’s Facebook page.