By: Lu Hsin-hui, Huang Li-yun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 16 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has decided to field a
candidate for November’s Taipei mayoral race, DPP spokesman Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬) said Wednesday.
The DPP’s election strategy committee finalized the decision that day after it decided May 2 to start consultations among party members about potential candidates.
Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) and Legislator Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) have announced their intention to seek their party’s support to run in the Taipei mayoral race, while former Tainan Magistrate Su Huan-chih (蘇煥智) announced March 3 that he was leaving the DPP after 27 years of membership to run as an independent.
The DPP’s election strategy committee will solicit others who are interested in running, according to Cheng. [FULL STORY]