Groups urge TIAP to forgo elections

POLITICAL REALITY:Taiwan Independence Action Party leader Chin Heng-wei said the new party would not work with the third political force to nominate a candidate

Taipei Times
Date:  Jul 05, 2015
By: Lee Hsin-fang  /  Staff reporter

Pro-localization groups yesterday urged the newly founded Taiwan Independence Action Party (TIAP) to drop its plan to nominate candidates for next year’s legislative elections, citing concern the move could divide pan-green voters and hurt the camp’s prospects of securing a majority in the legislature.

Northern Taiwan Society chairman Chang Yeh-sen (張葉森) called on TIAP cofounder Chin Heng-wei (金恒煒), a senior political commentator, to instead assume the role of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) watchdog if the DPP wins a majority in the Legislative Yuan.

Chin on Wednesday announced that he is organizing the new party along with former presidential advisers Peng Ming-min (彭明敏) and Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), as well as former Presidential Office secretary-general Chen Shih-meng (陳師孟).     [FULL  STORY]

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