Taipei mayor rejects calls to be vice presidential candidate

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/16
By: Liang Pei-chi, Yu Hsiang and Frances Huang

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has rejected appeals by both billionaire Terry Gou

From left to right: Terry Gou (郭台銘), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Wang Jin-pyng (王金平).

(郭台銘) and former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) to serve as their running mate in their bids for the presidency, the mayor said Friday.

In an interview with Pop Radio, Ko said Gou and Wang both intend to run for president in 2020 as independents and asked if he would be willing to join them on their tickets, though Ko did not specify when the requests were made.

Gou, founder of Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., finished second in the presidential primary of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in July to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜).

Rather than accepting the result and supporting the winner, however, he has seemed interested in mounting a bid of his own.    [FULL  STORY]

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