By Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said Saturday he was still
looking for the “discourse” to decide which legislative candidates to support in the capital.
In the campaign for the January 16 legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party has only nominated two of its own members for the eight legislative districts in Taipei City. In the six other seats, it is backing a wide variety of candidates from other parties or independents.
There have been reports that the DPP and Ko would like to see those candidates form an alliance, with names like “Capital Progress Alliance” or “Capital Change Alliance” being bandied about by the media.
On Saturday, Ko attended the official opening of the campaign headquarters of one of the independent candidates backed by the DPP, Lee Ching-yuan, at present a member of the Taipei City Council. [FULL STORY]