KMT’s Wang turned down Han offer

STILL RUNNING: Wang Jin-pyng said that Han Kuo-yu has plenty of potential running mates, while he himself still has a part to play in next year’s election, ‘come what may’

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 03, 2019
By: Wang Jung-hsiang, Huang Hsin-po and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) yesterday confirmed that he had

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng, left, and National Tainan First Senior High School principal Liao Tsai-ku gesture at Liao’s inauguration ceremony in Tainan yesterday.
Photo: CNA

turned down an offer to be Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) running mate in next year’s presidential election.

Wang, who bowed out of the KMT primary prior to Han being named its winner, made the remarks in response to media queries on the sidelines of an event at National Tainan First Senior High School.

“I have said before that I will run in the election come what may; that is still true,” Wang said. “Heaven knows what will happen … but I am a man of my word.”

Han has a large pool to pick from for his running mate and should focus on making a decision that supplements his own campaign, Wang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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