Ex-vice president mulling mayoral run

LAST FRONTIER: Former vice president Annette Lu said Taipei needs a leader who identifies strongly with Taiwan to guard the capital — and that she would ‘jazz it up’

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 02, 2018
By: Yang Chun-hui  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), a member of the Democratic Progressive

Former vice president Annette Lu yesterday in Taipei answers questions about the possibility of her running for Taipei mayor.  Photo: CNA

Party (DPP), yesterday said she is considering seeking party nomination for the Taipei mayoral election on Nov. 24.

Considering the perceived falling-out between the DPP and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) — to whom the DPP yielded the candidacy for the 2014 Taipei mayoral race — she would be “doing the right thing” by seeking the nomination, Lu told reporters at a meeting with DPP Taipei city councilor candidates for the Zhongzheng (中正)-Wanhua (萬華) and Zhongshan (中山)-Datong (大同) constituencies in Taipei.

Lu said she informed President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who doubles as DPP chairperson, of her desire to run two months ago, adding that she entertained the idea of running even before the 2014 Taipei mayoral election.

Lu said that Tsai likely has her priorities, considering that the DPP is holding primaries in other cities and counties, but that she would “wait very patiently” for the DPP to announce its decision on the Taipei mayoral election, which she would “absolutely respect.”    [FULL  STORY]

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