DPP silent on possible conditions to alliance with Ko

DIFFERENT GAME:Most Taipei districts can elect more than one city councilor in municipal elections, and the DPP signaled it might not cooperate with the NPP next year

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 28, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday neither confirmed nor denied that a possible coalition with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in next year’s municipal and mayoral elections would require the independent mayor to refrain from supporting city councilor candidates of other parties.

According to media reports, the DPP, despite attempts to field its own candidate in the Taipei mayoral election next year, is considering renewing its alliance with Ko on condition that Ko, an independent, should withdraw his support for candidates from other parties, notably the New Power Party (NPP).

Such a condition would prevent the NPP, which is on the same side of the political spectrum as the DPP, from courting potential DPP voters, the reports said.

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