Former lawmaker took Ko's parents to CEC in last-ditch attempt: reports
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The deadline for independent candidates to register was set at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a review process due to take another day. The CEC had received registration forms from eight teams.
After the CEC refused Ko’s parents, the mayor and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) chairman turned up himself, but he said he only arrived there to pick them up and take them home, the Central News Agency reported. His parents had reportedly been taken to the CEC offices by a former lawmaker eager to see Ko run.
Gou and Ko were seen as temporary allies, with the tycoon expected to run for president and the mayor focusing on the legislative elections also to be held on January 11. After Gou announced late Monday (September 16) night that he would not register, attention focused on whether Ko would do so instead. [FULL STORY]