Wang Jin-pyng bid imminent: sources

FISHERMEN’S FRIEND:The Kaohsiung City Farmers’ Association said that Wang’s potential presidential run would be supported by farmers’ and fishermen’s groups

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 19, 2015
By: Su Meng-chuan and Tsai Ching-hua  /  Staff reporters

Chances are increasing that Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) will announce a bid

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, right, receives an honorary doctorate at China Medical University in Taichung yesterday.  Photo: Su Meng-chuan, Taipei Times

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, right, receives an honorary doctorate at China Medical University in Taichung yesterday. Photo: Su Meng-chuan, Taipei Times

for president, according to sources close to Wang.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representative in Kaohsiung Lee Po-jung (李柏融) said that Wang has started to motivate his staff and will be convening party members this week to initiate the signature drive required to run for the KMT presidential nomination.

Wang has remained equivocal about his intentions.

“I’m not saying that I will run, but I’m not saying I will not, either,” Wang said yesterday.     [FULL  STORY]

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