Ting: KMT should choose Taipei mayoral candidate soon
Nov 20, 2017MedicalComments Off on Ting: KMT should choose Taipei mayoral candidate soon
Lawmaker Ting Shou-chung said on Monday that he's hoping to represent the Kuomintang (KMT) in the Taipei mayoral elections next year. It will be Ting's fifth attempt to run as his party's candidate for that position. He made the announcement in a radio interview with Clara Chou on Monday. Ting said he is not a showy politician, but rather a very pragmatic one.
Ting said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will not field a candidate to run against the incumbent, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, who is an independent. He called on the KMT to choose a candidate soon so that he can compete against the mayor.
They will come together behind Mayor Ko. The central government is run by the Democratic Progressive Party and the local mayor is Ko," Ting said. "They will have a lot of influence, so the KMT will be at a disadvantage. The party should make an announcement soon so that its candidate can compete on par with Ko.
Also on Monday, on a different radio program, former Cabinet spokeswoman Cheng Li-wen said that she will also vie to become the KMT's candidate for Taipei mayor. She says that she will meet with the KMT chairperson in the coming days to discuss the matter.