Taiwan’s two major opposition events have did not agree on a joint candidate for president, as soon as once more throwing into doubt their potential to unseat the ruling celebration in January’s election
ByThe Related Press
November 17, 2023, 10:01 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s two major opposition events have did not agree on a joint candidate for president, as soon as once more throwing into doubt their potential to unseat the ruling celebration in January’s election.
The Nationalist Celebration and the Taiwan Individuals’s Celebration have been anticipated to announce an agreed-upon candidate Saturday at a information convention. As an alternative, they introduced they want additional consultations after a disagreement over the best way to use polling knowledge to make the choice.
With the candidates for each events trailing within the polls, they’d agreed three days in the past to kind a joint ticket with one candidate for president and the opposite for vice chairman. The choice on who would get the presidential nod — Hou Yu-ih of the Nationalist Celebration or Ko Wen-je of the Taiwan Individuals’s Celebration — was to be primarily based on a mixture of public polls and inside celebration polls.
The failure to agree on a joint candidate leaves present Vice President William Lai of the Democratic Progressive Celebration because the frontrunner. He’s operating to succeed President Tsai Ing-wen, who should step down after eight years due to a two-term restrict on the presidency.