Ko unsure about presidential run, cites mayorship

HAN SLAM: The mayor of Taipei said that Han Kuo-yu leaving his post to run for president would have little effect, because he has not done anything in Kaohsiung

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 08, 2019
By: Tsai Wen-chu and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with
staff writer

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) remains unsure whether he would run for president, as he is “hesitant about abandoning his mayorship halfway through a term.”

After giving a speech to executive master of business administration students at National Cheng Kung University yesterday, Ko was asked to comment on the trend of mayors leaving their posts for central government posts.

The student gave the examples of former Tainan mayor William Lai (賴清德) and former Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), who left their cities to become premier and presidential office secretary-general respectively.

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) looks set to become the next example and is the brunt of many jokes because of this, the student added.    [FULL  STORY]

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