In the protests that were held against the new referendum act, all five contenders of the opposition party of Taiwan named as Kuomintang or KMT joined. These contenders are fighting for a nomination in the 2020 presidential elections. They were joined by thousands of other protestors who were also against the bill. The protestors say that the new bill is a significant erosion of voters’ rights.
Here are all the five contenders that joined in the protests against Referendum act. Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu,Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou, former New TaipeiCity Mayor Eric Chu, former Taipei Magistrate Chou Hsi-wei and National Taiwan University political science professor Chang Ya-chung. The protests were being held at the Ketagalan Boulevard which is right in front of the Presidential Office.
Now, it is interesting to note that the protests were held just a day before the public opinion polls will start to pick KMT’s presidential candidate and the campaign is scheduled to take place this entire week. The results of this election campaign are expected to be announced on July 15.
Chu, who was among the protestors said that Taiwan’s democracry is the most precious thing and he added that “We need to use our ballots to force the DPP administration out and let the KMT regain power,” while referring to the fact that KMT was in power before the DPP came into power. He adds that it is everyone’s right listen to different voices and respect difference of views but the DPP is setting restrictions on people’s right according to Chu.
This was also a rally organized by KMT where it was a great opportunity for people to judge the different leaders who were in the race for 2020 presidential elections and it will help people make a decision regarding who to nominate forward for the elections that will take place next year.