LASHED BY LIN:Chased out of the race, Liang Wen-chieh of the Democratic Progressive Party was praised by his new former rivals for keeping a promise to voters
Date: Jun 05, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Taipei City Councilor Liang Wen-chieh (梁文傑) of the Democratic Progressive Party
(DPP) yesterday announced that he would give up a legislative bid after veteran political campaigner Lin I-hsiung (林義雄) accused Liang of breaking a promise to voters by campaigning just months after being re-elected.
“After Lin repeatedly condemned me for running for legislator as a city councilor, I have decided to withdraw from the upcoming legislative election,” Liang told an afternoon news conference at the Taipei City Council building. “I made the decision not because I agree with Lin, but because his moves have caused friction among my supporters and I no longer know what I am fighting for.”
Liang said his decision to run had been justified, adding that winning a majority of legislative seats should be the party’s ultimate objective, and there is nothing wrong with nominating someone who has performed well and is experienced. [FULL STORY]