Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Deputy Secretary-General Lee Ying-yuan (
"Of course I have a strong inclination to join the election. But the DPP has it own primary system and I believe the party will nominate the most suitable candidate," Lee said yesterday after taking some international friends to visit the Legislative Yuan.
Lee said that Taipei County is the most populous county in Taiwan and he believes that the candidates nominated by each political party must be selected from its elite.
Cheng Wen-tsan (
So far, in addition to Lee, DPP Legislator Chen Chin-chun (
Meanwhile, Chinese-language media also pointed to Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus whip Huang Teh-fu (
The KMT announced on Tuesday that in preparation for the mayoral and county commissioner elections to be held this year, Huang would be the new director of the party's Taipei County operations, fueling the speculation.
Speaking at KMT headquarters after attending the party's weekly Central Standing Committee meeting, Huang told reporters that there is "no chance" that he will run for commissioner."
"It would not be a good thing for me to run for commissioner because, first, I have no desire to run and I have no plans to run," Huang said.