Ko Wen-je Forms New Political Party|柯文哲籌組台灣民眾黨 目標進軍國會席次

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has formed a new political party, called the Taiwanese People's Party. This morning, he said whether or not he will run for president is not what's important. Instead, the issue should be how to make Taiwan better. Ko also said one of the party's objectives is representation in the legislature, as that is where laws are made.

Politics is actually not difficult, it's just about whether you know how to find your conscience. Holding power is not difficult either, it's about forgetting your original intentions.

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je is forming a new political party, the Taiwanese People's Party. He said the party's central idea is to improve people's lives.

I don't think the so-called 1992 Consensus or one China with respective interpretations is a central idea. I also don't think that the so-called Taiwan independence or unification is a central idea. My personal core philosophy is improving the lives of people.

When asked whether forming a political party is the first step towards declaring his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election, Ko did not respond. Instead, he used the opportunity to attack Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu.

I have always believed that getting ready for a presidential election just a few months after getting elected as mayor is wrong. I want to tell everyone that this is an abnormal social phenomenon. It's sad, but Taiwan is abnormal.

In addition to going after the Kuomintang, Ko also had a few choice words for the Democratic Progressive Party over changes to the Shenao power plant policy.

There was a U-turn in the Shenao power plant policy. Does that mean that Taiwan's power requirements were suddenly completely fulfilled overnight? What kind of joke is this? Can these millions of things change overnight?

Ko also said his aim is to surpass the blue and green camps, not eliminate them. He added that one of his objectives for his party is representation in the legislature, although he revealed he has not even begun considering candidates. When asked if there exists the possibility of teaming up with Terry Gou to run in 2020, Ko responded he hasn't seen Gou recently and he would first like Gou to explain whether he will be influenced by external interests if elected.

If he wants to be a presidential candidate, then he needs to be able to provide an explanation. He has so many assets outside of Taiwan. When the United States, Japan, or China affects his assets, will he be able to be impartial or have the welfare of the Taiwan people as the first consideration?

When asked about his plans for 2020, Ko said establishing locations to collect signatures in favor of his candidacy requires time. He will know the answer at the beginning of September. He also said Sept. 17 is the registration deadline, and if he doesn't register on that day, then it means he won't run. When asked if he will support another candidate if this is the case, Ko said he doesn't have a preset position.

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「其實政治不難,你知不知道,找回良心而已,執政也不難,莫忘初衷而已。」


台北市長 柯文哲表示:「我並不認為所謂的九二共識,或一中各表,就是中心思想,我也不認為所謂的台獨或統一,就是中心思想,其實讓人民可以過好一點的生活,就是我個人的中心思想。」


台北市長 柯文哲表示:「我一直認為這種說,當選沒有幾個月,就開始在跑總統選舉,其實是不對的,我也要跟大家講,這是一個不正常的社會現象,只是很不幸,台灣就是不正常。」


台北市長 柯文哲表示:「比方說深澳電廠,深澳電廠可以在經過一個晚上,台灣的電突然夠了,開什麼玩笑,那幾百億的東西,可以這樣一個晚上轉彎。」


台北市長 柯文哲表示:「當一個要選總統的人,他就要能夠說明,我這麼龐大的資產在台灣外面,那不管是美國、日本,中國,當他們會影響你的資產的時候,你如何能夠很秉公的,或是說台灣人民的最大福祉,當作你的執政思考。」


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