MIXED FEELINGS:PFP supporters appeared ambivalent, with some speaking of their disappointment with Taiwanese politics and others saying that they still have hopes for the future of the nation
Date: Jan 17, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜)
yesterday thanked supporters as he conceded defeat and congratulated the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her victory.
Asked if the PFP would work with other parties in the legislature, Soong said that it had not ruled out the possibility, but it is not likely to form a partnership with either the DPP or the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).
“The party will focus on the welfare of the people rather than concentrate on forming an alliance with any party,” he said.
“I have to reiterate here that we will not make the orange [the PFP’s color] green again and nor would we work with a party espousing rotten policies,” he added.
Yesterday’s loss was Soong’s third defeat in a presidential election. He first ran as an independent in 2000 after failing to obtain the KMT’s nomination. [FULL STORY]