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Electoral committee tells joint candidate to choose


A Central Election Commission committee decided yesterday that the New Party's candidate for Taipei County commissioner, Wang Chien-shien, can only represent one party in the election.

Wang says his party, the People First Party and the KMT have jointly nominated him for the commissioner's post. Wang's case is a first in Taiwan's election history.

Huang Shi-chen (黃石城), chairman of the Central Election Commission, said the committee yesterday failed to pass a proposal that would have allowed Wang to represent three different parties and decided that he could only be nominated by one party.

Chou Yang-san (周陽山), who represented the New Party at the meeting, said that approval of Wang's case would be significant to integration of political parties and political development in Taiwan.

His opinion was not accepted by other committee members, but he urged the commission to give Wang a chance to decide which party he wants to represent.

Wang declined to comment on the ruling last night.

Under the Public Officials Election and Recall Law, political parties may nominate one member for each open public office. But the law is unclear as to whether parties may nominate candidates from outside their party.

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