Han picks ex-premier as running mate

‘NOT A SUBSTITUTE’? While the KMT praised Simon Chang for his political, business and academic experience, a DPP councilor said Han Kuo-yu has found a ‘babysitter’

Tasipei Times
Date: Nov 12, 2019
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu embraces former premier Simon Chang at a news conference in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Photo: CNA

candidate, yesterday tapped former premier Simon Chang (張善政) as his running mate in next year’s presidential election.

Han said that since his nomination in July to represent the party, Chang has always been at the top of his list for vice president.

“The choice was not simply based on whether he would help attract more votes, but how he could share the work of running the nation,” Han told a news conference in Kaohsiung.

Having worked as a premier under former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and head of Google’s Asia-Pacific hardware operations, and currently a professor emeritus at National Chiao Tung University, Chang has achieved great success in politics, the private sector and academia, Han said.    [FULL  STORY]

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