According to the reports, Taipei Mayor has decided to place a presidential bid and run for the Taiwan Presidential Elections early next year. Also, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je might also announce his bid for Presidential elections next month. A report reveals that Taipei City Mayor is waiting for his main opposition Kuomintang to pick a contender for the January 11, 2020 election after which Ko will also announce his bid.
At the moment, we know that KMT is undergoing an opinion poll process which will end by this week, July 14. After this, it will be clear as to who will be the candidate from Kuomintang and we will also know when Taipei City Mayor announces his Presidential bid.
Media reports also state that it is more likely that Taipei City Mayor will announce his Presidential bid if the Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu wins Kuomintang’s opinion polls. It is to be noted that Taipei Mayor Ko will be running as an independent.
Central News Agency reports that Taipei Mayor Ko is still reflecting on the issue and is considering the nation’s direction before he takes any decision. Talking on his relations with small political groups, Ko says that he will not address issues until they occurred which means that they are just speculations as of now.
Also, New Power Party said that it will not be able to back a candidate who is “pro-Chinese” or “Chinese-learning” in the upcoming Presidential elections. However, NPP’s student activist leaders were seen to be largely supportive of Taipei Mayor.
Now, this comment from New Power Party comes after Taipei Mayor referred to Taiwan and Chian being “one-family” and this was also repeated when he attended the forum in Shanghai last week. Due to this, Ko is already reported to have lost many original supporters from the pro-Taiwan camp and he is believed to be struggling even if he announces a Presidential bid for Taiwan elections.