EVASIVE:When asked if he would run for president, Wu Den-yih said that the KMT would have a shot at coming back to power only if it wins next year’s local elections
Date: Jan 10, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday pledged to establish a just, efficient and
harmonious government if the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regains power again, as he announced his decision to run in the party’s chairperson election.
Wu made the announcement at a news conference in Taipei, which was attended by KMT lawmakers, local elected representatives and representatives from the military and the business community.
In a speech marked by praises for former president Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) and Republic of China (ROC) founder Sun Yat-sen (孫中山), Wu said he decided to throw his hat into the ring because the party, whose cultivation allowed him to climb from the position of Taipei City councilor to vice president, is in distress.
Speaking about his 40-year political career, Wu was briefly overcome by emotion when he talked about how the publication of his opinion pieces in prominent newspapers during his sophomore year at National Taiwan University led to a meeting with Chiang in 1968. [FULL STORY]