Hau Lung-pin Announces to Run for KMT Chair|國民黨主席懸缺中 郝龍斌表態決參選


Hau Lung-pin has announced to run for KMT's party chair after Wu Den-yih resigned. Some party members proposed to delay the election of the Central Standing Committee, such that, it is not joined with the Chairperson by-election.


Following the resignation of Kuomintang Chairperson Wu Den-yih, the party will begin to hold its by-elections and initiate reform in hopes to climb back from its devastating defeat in the 2020 presidential elections. KMT former Vice Chairperson Hau Lung-pin who resigned his post alongside Wu, then followed to announce his intent to run for chairperson on January 20th. He said he hopes that the party can break free from the zero sum topic of whether Taiwan should reunite with China or to be totally independent. He also emphasized that he hopes the party reform will make sure that the younger generation of the party will be handed the steering wheel.

I am an overly optimistic person. Basically, where most people see problems, I see hopes for the future.

I hope this whole process is in line with what the public wants. The people's will is the greatest force in pushing the party forward.

Regarding rumors that Hau might team up with Sean Lien to run for chairperson, Hau only said that he can work with anyone in the party. However, scholar Chang Ya-chung, who has already announced to run for the seat, said that the reform of the party should start with how the party chairperson is elected.

The chairperson election this time round still walls up divisions for the power groups within the party.

The proposal made by the acting chairperson Lin Ron-te of limiting chairperson candidates to be under 60 years old also sparked controversy. Thus, party members, including the speaker of the New Taipei City Council has proposed to delay the Central Standing Committee elections such that it can be held separately from the chairperson by-election. Meanwhile, the new party chairperson would be expected to call an extraordinary session of a nationwide party representatives' meeting to decide on the direction of the Central Standing Committee election. On the other end, former Taipei County Magistrate Chou Hsi-wei said that the party should first establish the party reform committee before thinking about how to run the party chairperson by-election.

Let's see if we can really have our own policies, and whether what we really think and plan can meet the people's expectations.

Former New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu, who is also seen as a popular possibility to contend for the seat, did not express his intent. He merely said that for him, politics is a life-long vocation and that he hopes Taiwan's politics can realize what the people really needs. So far, candidates who have announced to run for the seat of KMT Chairperson includes Hau Lung-pin, Chang Ya-chung and Blue Sky Action Alliance's Chairperson Wu Chih-chang.



前黨主席吳敦義請辭後,國民黨將進行補選,並針對大選敗選,啟動改革,跟隨吳敦義請辭的前國民黨副主席郝龍斌,20號宣布參選黨主席,希望黨能脫離統獨的勒索,也強調,黨的改造必須落實世代交替。

前國民黨副主席 郝龍斌表示:「我是一個過度樂觀的人,基本上,很多人大概看到的,都是問題,我看到的是未來的希望。」

新北市長 侯友宜表示:「希望這樣一個帶領的過程,都要符合民意,民意才是決定整個黨意,往前走的最大力量。」

對於傳出郝龍斌和連勝文,有意結盟參選黨主席,郝龍斌只回應,他可以跟黨內任何人合作。不過,早已宣布參選的學者張亞中,則認為黨的改革,應該從黨主席選舉開始啟動。

台大政治系教授 張亞中表示:「我們看這一次黨主席的選舉,還是為黨內的權力團體,樹起了高牆。」

由於代理黨主席林榮德提出中常委不超過60歲的建議,引發討論,包括新北市議長等人,計畫在中常會,提出建議,包括中常委選舉延後,與主席補選脫鉤,由新主席召開臨時全代會,討論新的中常委選舉方向;而前台北縣長周錫瑋則認為,黨應該先把改革委員會做起來,再思考主席如何補選。

前台北縣長 周錫瑋表示:「能不能有自己的政策,我們能不能真正想的、規劃的,是符合人民的期待。」

被視為黨主席熱門人選之一的前新北市長朱立倫,則是透過臉書,表達政治是一種志業,期待台灣政治可以一次一次實現人民的需要,仍舊未講明是否參與補選。目前,已經宣布參選主席的者包括郝龍斌、張亞中,還有藍天行動聯盟的主席武之璋。

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