By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party, a group gathering many
activists from the Sunflower Movement, staged its major election rally next to the Legislative Yuan it once occupied Saturday evening, a week from the January 16 elections.
Several of its legislative candidates, including party chairman Huang Kuo-chang in New Taipei City and rock singer Freddy Lim in Taipei City, have obtained the support of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. However, in Hsinchu City, its candidate Chiu Hsien-chih has been embroiled in a sometimes bitter campaign against the DPP’s top lawmaker, Ker Chien-ming, who according to observers might be the next legislative speaker.
The NPP, often described as the new “third force” in Taiwan politics, has scheduled a major rally for Taipei City Saturday evening.