Wang brushes off candidacy rumors

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

Taipei Times
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

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, right, yesterday addresses students at Taipei Technology University, reflecting on his 40 years in the legislature.  Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, right, yesterday addresses students at Taipei Technology University, reflecting on his 40 years in the legislature. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

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]

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