Han named KMT’s 2020 candidate

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH: The Kaohsiung mayor said that he sees next year’s election as a battle between life or death for the ROC and between cross-strait peace or war

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 29, 2019
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday officially nominated Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓

Kaohiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) national congress after being nominated as the party’s presidential candidate at Banciao Stadium in New Taipei City.
Photo: CNA

國瑜) as its candidate for next year’s presidential election.

The nomination was passed at the KMT’s National Congress at the Banciao Stadium in New Taipei City, attended by more than 1,000 delegates.

In his acceptance speech, Han expressed gratitude to the party, supporters and Kaohsiung residents, and to the other primary candidates for showing good sportsmanship.

“People assume I am filled with joy [for the nomination], but in fact the responsibility weighs heavy on my heart,” he said.

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