Wu Thanks Voters for Their Support After Losing 立委補選落幕 吳怡農.王鴻薇今明展開謝票

Enoch Wu lost by the Taipei City legislative by-election by over 5,000 votes, but is not closing the door on possibly running against Wang Hung-wei again in 2024.


On the 9th, Enoch Wu drove around the streets of his district thanking voters for their support. Wu lost the Taipei City legislative by-election to Wang Hung-wei on the 8th, and Wang's thank-you tour will take place on the 10th. Wu lost the district election by over 5,000 votes. Both were asked if they could see themselves running against each other again in 2024.

Wang Hung-wei, Taipei City Legislative By-election Winner (KMT): “I believe as long as I do my job well, (voters) will give me another chance. I don't I'm qualified to have a hypothetical list of enemies.”

Taipei City Legislative By-election Unshortlisted Candidate (DPP): “I congratulate her (Wang Hung-wei). I just lost the election, so the first thing I will do tomorrow is to thank everyone one of my friends that voted for me.”

Premier Su Tseng-chang, meanwhile, had high praise for Wu.

Su Tseng-chang, ROC Premier: “(Enoch Wu) deserves nothing but praise for the number of votes he was able to get during this time and in this district. We feel very bad that he got so much support and yet was still unable to win the election. We'll self-reflect and work harder.”

The DPP has now lost three elections in a row, from the nine-in-one local elections to the Chiayi City election to the Taipei City legislative by-election. Meanwhile, calls for a Cabinet reshuffle are only getting louder and Su is being lambasted for refusing to step down. His daughter, Su Chiao-hui, is defending him.

Su Chiao-hui, Legislator (DPP): “Premier (Su Tseng-chang) has been in politics for over 40 years. His commitment to protecting the nation and protecting the people has never wavered. I've never seen someone who has had to dodge so many bullets and yet still be criticized for refusing to leave office.”

Su's recent gathering for senior government officials and civil servants was seen as a "farewell banquet," but he says it was more of a "year-end banquet" to thank personnel for their hard work and at the same time remind them that they have to work through the Lunar New Year holiday on behalf of the nation and the people.

 

 

車隊掃街、向選民謝票。台北市立委補選結果出爐,民進黨吳怡農雖然落選,但9日一早就趕緊展開謝票;而勝選的國民黨王鴻薇,則規劃10日開始謝票行程。

不過這次選戰,吳怡農僅小輸5000多票,2024王鴻薇、吳怡農是否可能再度對決?

國民黨台北市立委補選當選人王鴻薇認為:「我相信只要我做得好,他們(選民)一定會願意再給我機會。我覺得我沒有什麼資格,會把誰去當假想敵。」

民進黨台北市立委補選落選人吳怡農表示:「還是非常恭喜她(王鴻薇)。剛剛敗選,所以今天的第一步,當然還是謝謝每一位支持我們的朋友。」

是否再戰2024?吳怡農沒有把話說死。不過行政院長蘇貞昌肯定吳怡農的努力。

行政院長蘇貞昌指出:「(吳怡農)在這樣的時間、這樣的選區,拚出這樣的成績,難能可貴。不過我們也是對於這樣多的選民支持,而沒有辦法贏得勝選,覺得很對不起,也要好好檢討,還要再加油。」

民進黨從九合一大選、嘉義市長選舉到北市立委補選,吞下三連敗,顯示黨內受創尚未復原;而且內閣改組聲浪不斷,蘇貞昌還被批評戀棧,不過蘇貞昌女兒蘇巧慧跳出來幫忙說話。

民進黨立委蘇巧慧說:「(蘇貞昌)院長從政40多年,其實一路走來始終如一,保家衛國、護台佑民,都是他的信念。真的是沒有看過擋子彈還要被說戀棧。」

至於近日蘇貞昌宴請各官員及公務人員,被解讀是畢業餐會。蘇貞昌說,年終歲末民間用尾牙聚餐來感謝員工,政府也一樣是藉由聚餐,來肯定防疫英雄等辛苦的同仁,一方面也是要叮嚀同仁在春節期間,仍要堅守崗位、為國利民。

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