NPP Legislator Huang Kuo-chang Not to Seek Re-election|黃國昌不競選連任 改推辦公室主任參選


New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang, who represents New Taipei City's 12th electoral district, has confirmed he will not seek re-election and he will back his legislative office director Lai Chia-lun instead.


Smear tactics have been used to smear this earnest, responsible, hardworking, and down to earth team that has traveled to every corner of this electoral district. I cannot accept this.

New Power Party Legislator Huang Kuo-chang has confirmed he will not be seeking re-election for New Taipei City's 12th electoral district. He also expressed his dismay over the treatment of his team. Huang and his team have been criticized by constituents for not devoting enough effort to issues affecting his electoral district, but he could not accept the criticism, as he thinks his team's efforts were enough. Huang said he will support Lai Chia-lun, the director of his legislative office, to replace him. The 12th electoral district encompasses seven city districts including Xizhi District. There are now questions as to whether Huang will be included on the party's legislator-at-large list.

It's true that during the past two months, many friends of the New Power Party, including Chairperson Chiu Hsien-chih, asked me to put myself on the list. As of today, I haven't agreed.

Huang said in July, he began traveling around Taiwan to give a speech titled "Taiwan's Next Step," and those who are concerned about his next step should focus their attention on Taiwan's next step instead. He also refuted the rumors that he might join Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je's Taiwan People's Party, saying he has no plans to do so. As for Lai, when he was asked if he will be running as a representative of the NPP, he responded his nomination case has already been sent to the party's central committee for review.



時力立委 黃國昌表示:「透過抹黑政治,去抹煞這一群認真負責、辛辛苦苦、腳踏實地,走遍全區的每一個地方的團隊,這我無法接受。」

向地方團隊致意,時代力量立委黃國昌確定不再競選連任,對於外界批評他地方服務不夠,他重申無法接受,也肯定地方團隊的付出。黃國昌改推辦公室主任賴嘉倫,投入包括汐止、所謂「七星區」的新北第12選區立委選戰。不過,外界關心,黃國昌是否列名時力不分區立委名單。

時力立委 黃國昌表示:「過去的兩個月來,的確是有很多時代力量的朋友,包括主席邱顯智,要求我列在不分區,我到今天為止,沒有點頭。」

黃國昌強調,他從7月開始,展開全台巡迴演講,主題是「台灣的下一步,與其關心他的下一步,不如關心台灣的下一步。對於他可能加入台北市長柯文哲的台灣民眾黨的傳聞,黃國昌也予以駁斥,強調沒有這個計畫。而賴嘉倫未來是否以時力名義參選?賴嘉倫表示,他的提名案已經送到中央黨部。