‘PROGRESSIVE FORCE’:Having previously said that he would not run in the legislative election, Huang Kuo-chang’s U-turn is likely to be a surprise to some
Date: Jul 27, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Despite a previous denial, Academia Sinica researcher Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) is today expected to officially announce his candidacy for the legislative seat representing New Taipei City’s Sijhih District (汐止).
“The New Power Party’s (NPP) party-building task force acting captain Huang Kuo-chang has decided to join the legislative race in New Taipei City’s 12th constituency, which is his hometown,” a media release by the NPP said yesterday. “His objective is to win another seat in the legislature for the progressive force.”
Huang is set to officially announce his candidacy in Sijhih this morning, with attendance of former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chen Chao-lung (陳朝龍), Sijhih Farmers’ Association director Liu Wen-yen (劉文彥) and other NPP legislative candidates, the statement said. [FULL STORY]