Sat, Nov 12, 2011 - Page 8 News List

Soong’s strategic electoral thinking

By Liu Shih-chung 劉世忠

Soong has nothing to lose by entering the presidential election. He also has no reason to pull out of the race, which would damage the PFP’s legislative campaign.

Moreover, neither Ma nor Tsai can afford to overlook Soong as a significant element over the next two months. If Ma loses the presidency, Soong’s new political era will just be starting to unfold.

Liu Shih-chung is a senior research fellow at the Taipei-based Taiwan Brain Trust.

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