‘NOT AN OPTION’:Steve Chan said he would assist Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou if he ran for president on the KMT ticket, but not as a vice presidential candidate
Date: Jan 27, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vice chairman Steve Chan (詹啟賢), who on Monday announced a bid for the party chairperson election in May, said he would be running for president in 2020 as party chairman if elected.
In a radio interview yesterday, Chan said he believes it would be best for the KMT to have the next party chairperson run for president.
“Leading the party and the election campaign at the same time would be the most effective campaign tactic and the same goes for the local elections next year,” he said, adding that the party’s image and the chairperson’s behavior would influence its prospects in next year’s local elections.
Asked about calls within the KMT for Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) to run for president on the KMT ticket in 2020, Chan denied that it was a call from within the party, but said the call arose from “talk in society.” [FULL STORY]