Wang Jin-pyng who is Kuomintang politician and former President of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan was running for the race of President of Taiwan in 2020. However, he has now announced that he is removing his name from this list of contenders who are fighting for the KMT presidential nomination.
This announcement was made by Wang after he met the party’s primary coordination committee. It was indicated that he would still serve the party and motivate the KMT supporters at the local level. As opposed to the head of his own presidential campaign.
In his announcement, Wang showed a sense of resignation as well as showing commitment towards his party against his personal aspirations. Wang also revealed that he found the primaries “strange” and said that he was asked by the committee to bow out of the competition. He clarified that he agreed to their request.
Wang also said that KMT is on the verge of a major transformation which could see some big changes at the party as he noted victory of the potential presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu as the prime evidence of the same.
Having said that, Wang still believes that KMT is facing some problems internally and he feels that there are different views regarding the primary, presidential election as well as future of the country. Wang believes, though, that those problems will be fixed and KMT will be a united force going into the general election.
Wang said that KMT’s “blue camp” is not yet challenged by either the “green camp” or the “white camp” referencing Democratic Progressive Party as the green camp and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je as the white camp.
On the question of whether he is leaving the party or even considering it and whether he might be asked to leave the party, he replied that “it is still too early” to say which also indicates that it it quite possible.