Han Immerses Self in Municipal Duties|韓國瑜銷假上班 澄清補助款由國民黨領取


Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu presided over his first municipal administration meeting since returning to municipal duties on Jan. 13. Prior to the meeting, he clarified that the election subsidies handed out for the votes he received in the presidential election were all given to the Kuomintang.


Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu presided over his first municipal administration meeting on Jan. 14 after a nearly three-month leave of absence to run for president. He handed out awards to excellent municipal employees and volunteer firefighters. Prior to the meeting, the mayor was asked about the five million votes he received in the 2020 presidential election, which entitles him to NT$16 million in election subsidies. He clarified that he didn't receive a single NT dollar.

Every single NT dollar of the election subsidies belongs to the Kuomintang. They cannot be given to individuals. They cannot be given to individuals. Does everyone understand that? This is because it is the political party that nominates the presidential and vice presidential candidates. After the election, all of the subsidies for the received votes are given to the Kuomintang. We don't receive a single NT dollar.

In a Facebook post, Han said that even if he received any subsidies, he would donate the entire sum. He also said he will provide details shortly on how the donations he received during his campaign were used as required by law. There are calls within the Kuomintang for reform after its performance in the 2020 elections. Han said on Jan. 13 that he has no plans to run for party chairperson, and declined to comment when asked about the KMT's future. He received less than 35 percent of votes in Kaohsiung. Local elections will take place in two years' time, and KMT city councilors say they hope the Central Standing Committee can be overhauled.

I believe we should have new Central Standing Committee members and a new party chief, and they can conduct a comprehensive review, including reviews of the party name and some internal party systems. I believe this is more comprehensive.

KMT Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Shao-ting added the average age of party leaders is 60 years old, compared to 40-some for the Democratic Progressive Party, and therefore the aged party machinery should be adjusted. He also advised Han to quickly reestablish close relations with city residents.



將近三個月沒參加市政會議,高雄市長韓國瑜上午穿著西裝參加,以表達重視,也頒獎給市府傑出同仁和義消。對於外界關切他得票5百多萬,可獲1.6億元選舉補助款,韓國瑜進會議室前,特別向媒體澄清,他一塊錢都沒有。

高雄市長 韓國瑜表示:「所有的補助款,通通是國民黨中央黨部的,個人不能領,個人不能領,大家了解嗎?因為是政黨推薦總統副總統候選人,所以選舉之後所有得的選票補助,全部被國民黨中央黨部領走,我們一塊錢都沒有。」

韓國瑜凌晨也在臉書貼文表示,就算他拿得到補助款,也會全部捐出去,而其他選舉期間的各項捐款,也都將在近期內依法公布明細。不過,國民黨內疾呼改革,韓國瑜13日雖表示目前沒規劃參選黨主席,但對國民黨未來,尚未表達意見。只是韓在高雄得票不到3成5,2年後國民黨也要面對地方選舉,高雄黨籍議員希望,中常會全面改選。

國民黨高雄市議員 黃紹庭表示:「中常委,我覺得是否在這個時候,要全面改選,我覺得新產生的中常委以及黨主席,來做全面性的檢討,包括黨名,包括其中黨內的一些制度,我覺得這是比較全面性的。」

黃紹庭表示,國民黨一級主管平均年紀60歲,民進黨的平均40多歲,黨機器太過老化,應該調整,也建議韓國瑜盡快掌握令高雄市民有感的施政。

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