TPP Announces Year-end Election Candidates 布局年底選舉 民眾黨議員參選人元宵亮相

As the nine-in-one elections are less than a year away, Taiwan People's Party, which was founded in 2019 and participated in the elections for the first time, announced its candidateds for several city councils on Feb. 15, including Huang Ching-yin, party spokesperson Yang Pao-chen, former McDonald's employee Lee Yi-chin and Chiang Ping-tsung. Their experiences and qualifications are under crutiny as some of them had a record of DUI and a suspected tendency towards China.  


The Taiwan People's Party announced candidates for the year-end local elections on Feb. 15. They included Huang Ching-yin, party spokesperson Yang Pao-chen, former McDonald's employee Lee Yi-chin and Chiang Ping-tsung, who is known as Tainan's Hou Han-ting.

Lee Yi-chin, Keelung City Council Candidate, Taiwan People's Party: “I think you can only understand the grassroots if you come out of the grassroots.”

Chiang Ping-tsung, Tainan City Council Candidate, Taiwan People's Party: “Many people have told me that I look like Hou Han-ting. I think there is only a slight resemblance, not a strong one. Our political views are also completely different.”

The TPP was founded in 2019, and this will be its first time taking part in a major election. Another candidate that has already been confirmed has a DUI record and was also previously recognized by the Chinese government as an example.

Hsieh Li-kung, Secretary-General, Taiwan People's Party: “At least our standards are stricter than those of the Central Election Commission. With regards to reports that he provided a good citizen certificate, perhaps the circumstances were that his sentence was commuted to a fine or his sentence was suspended or it was a minor offense. We also wanted to give rehabilitated people opportunities. ”

Tai Hsiang-i and Lu Chia-kai resigned as New Taipei City Government deputy spokespersons on Feb. 14. Wu Hsun-hsiao resigned as a secretary from the mayor's office. All three are running for the city council with the blessing of Mayor Hou Yu-ih.

Tai Hsiang-i, Former New Taipei City Gov't Deputy Spokesperson: “We don't yet have election vests or catchphrases, because we're not officially candidates until after today when we leave the New Taipei City Government. After that, we will start preparing for the campaign.”

Lu Chia-kai, Former New Taipei City Gov't Deputy Spokesperson: “I will seek Kuomintang membership to seek the party's nomination for New Taipei City's Tucheng, Shulin, Sanxia and Yingge District. ”

Former Taichung City Information Bureau Director Cho Kuan-ting is also eyeing a spot on the New Taipei City Council. He and other candidates formed a coalition to support farmers by purchasing pineapples and sugar apples. He admitted the pressure is high since there are so many candidates backed by Hou in New Taipei City.

Cho Kuan-ting, Former Director, Information Bureau, Taichung City: “What I feel right now is that we're not competing against the Kuomintang, we're competing against the entire New Taipei City Government. There were reports during the past several days that Mayor Hou Yu-ih personally called many local figures including borough chiefs and important local figures to ask them to strongly support those deputy spokespersons who resigned from the New Taipei City Government.”

All major political parties have begun making preparations for the year-end elections in the post-holiday period.

 

 

 

 

穿著傳統服飾,講述各地的元宵風俗,台灣民眾黨議員參選人正式亮相,有學姊黃瀞瑩、現任發言人楊寶楨,而曾是麥當勞店員的李依芩和號稱台南侯漢廷的江品璁,引發討論。

台灣民眾黨基隆市仁愛區議員參選人李依芩認為:「從基層出身,才會更了解基層。」

台灣民眾黨台南市永康區議員參選人江品璁表示:「因為之前有很多人說我長得很像侯漢廷,我覺得是只有一咪咪像而已,沒有說真的很像,而且我跟侯漢廷的政治理念完全不一樣。」

成立兩年多來,台灣民眾黨首次參與大型選舉,已經被提名的議員人選中,被揭露有酒駕前科,甚至還有當過中國統戰樣板,爭議不斷。

台灣民眾黨秘書長謝立功指出:「至少我們的標準比中選會的標準還更加嚴格,至於說他拿出良民證,可能他只是易科罰金、緩刑或者所謂比較輕的罪,在這種情形之下,本來也是希望能夠給更生人一些機會。」

14日卸下新北市政府副發言人戴湘儀和呂家愷,以及市長室秘書吳訓孝,3人宣布投入年底市議員選舉,侯家軍儼然成形。

前新北市政府副發言人戴湘儀表示:「我們今天沒有競選背心,也沒競選口號,因為從今天開始離開新北市政府後,才代表著我們正式地來準備整個選戰。」

前新北市政府副發言人呂家愷則指出:「自己會爭取以國民黨員的身分,爭取新北土樹三鶯區國民黨的黨內提名。」

有意參選新北市議員的前台中市新聞局長卓冠廷,與多位議員參選人共同組成「台灣正青」,購買鳳梨釋迦,用行動力挺農民,面對新北市侯家軍接連宣布參選,坦言壓力不小。

卓冠廷表示:「現在感受到的是我們好像不是跟國民黨在選,是跟整個新北市政府在選,這幾天其實已經傳出了消息,侯友宜市長他已經親自打電話給很多地方人士包含里長,跟地方一些重要人士,請他們要強力支持由新北市政府辭職的副發言人們。」

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