Central Election Commission to investigate eligibility
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is consideringnaming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legislative elections, reports said Wednesday (November 13).
A party spokeswoman said Chen had been the only president ever to have publicly described Taiwan and China as two different countries on either side of the Taiwan Strait, the Liberty Times reported.
Chen was sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption, but was released on medical parole. [FULL STORY]