By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party Chairman James Soong turned up at
the Central Election Commission Tuesday with his running mate Minkuotang Chairwoman Hsu Hsin-ying to become the first set of candidates to register for the January 16 presidential election.
While coming close to winning the 2000 presidential election, most recent opinion polls put his present level of support at around or just under 10 percent. He announced the choice of Hsu, a former Kuomintang lawmaker who only founded her party months ago, last week.
Both turned up together with a group of supporters from the two parties in order to register. [FULL STORY]