KMT’s Chan urges rivals to stop proposing Gou bid

Taipei Times
Date: May 01, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairmanship candidate Steve Chan (詹啟賢)

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairmanship candidate Steve Chan, front row middle, poses for a photograph with supporters in Tainan yesterday. Photo: Wang Chun-chung, Taipei Times

yesterday urged other candidates to refrain from capitalizing on Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘), who has been mentioned as a potential KMT candidate for the presidential election in 2020.

“A certain party chairperson candidate has been floating the idea, but it is irresponsible and demonstrates his lack of confidence,” Chan said on Facebook, referring to KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), who said he would nominate Gou as the party’s presidential candidate if he is elected KMT chairman.

Chan said the KMT should not cling to wishful thinking and rely on people outside of the party to win the next presidential election, because a last-minute refusal from the candidate could disrupt the party’s campaign strategy and result in the nomination of an unsuitable candidate.    [FULL  STORY]

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