TURNING GREEN:The PFP chairman said the party has stayed true to Sun Yat-sen’s principles and followed Chiang Ching-kuo in safeguarding democracy in Taiwan. By Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) yesterday said he would
consider running for president if he thinks the two major parties’ policies have been “hijacked by fundamentalists.”
The PFP held a press conference in Taipei to announce its five legislative candidates for the Jan. 16 elections. Three of the candidates are former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators, including Chang Sho-wen (張碩文), who just withdrew from the KMT earlier this week.
Soong likened the KMT to an apothecary that “sells counterfeit medicine.”
“It is not that the PFP has turned ‘green,’” Soong said, addressing criticism that the party has aligned itself with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). “It is that we can no longer say for sure whether the KMT is lan [藍, blue] or just lan [爛, rotten].” [FULL STORYU]