REFLECTIONS:The legislative speaker continued to deny he would stand in next year’s presidential elections, while in a speech he analyzed the need for parliamentary reform
Date: Apr 03, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) in a speech at National Taipei University of
Technology yesterday dismissed a rumor that he was going to announce his presidential candidacy.
The speech was titled: “The Cans and Cannots of the Legislative Speaker: 40 years in legislature.”
Speculation has been rife that Wang will announce his intention to represent the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in the presidential election next year, despite his constant denials over the past few months.
Media reports on Wednesday said that he would be “releasing important messages” in yesterday’s speech, which had been suspected to be related to his potential presidential candidacy. [FULL STORY]