Former Ma aide plans run for mayor of Taipei

Election expected in late 2018

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/12/24
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lo Chih-chiang, a close ally of former President Ma Ying-jeou, said Saturday

(By: Central News Agency)

he was embarking on a three-stage strategy to run for mayor of Taipei City in 2018.

Incumbent Mayor Ko Wen-je only reaches the midpoint of his first four-year term on Sunday, but speculation has been mounting about his future due to recently sliding opinion poll performances.

In an interview published Friday, Ko said he was considering another term, while the opposition Kuomintang presented a poll showing that 50 percent of the capital’s citizens did not want him re-elected.

Lo, a former deputy secretary-general at the Presidential Office during Ma’s rule, said he would run for mayor if he succeeded in winning 1 million followers on his Facebook page by the end of 2017.    [FULL  STORY]

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