The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taoyuan county commissioner candidate Cheng Po-ching (
On Tuesday morning Cheng accused John Chang (
Cheng and a number of his supporters spent the whole night in front of the Taoyuan district prosecutors office.
State Public Prosecutor General Wu arrived at the prosecutors office at noon yesterday to try resolve the matter quickly. Wu, Liu Wei-tsung (
According to Cheng, Wu promised him that the prosecutors would be more cautious in dealing with the VCD probe and would do their best to avoid influencing the outcome of the local election.
Liu also told reporters that "to avoid any conflict of interest, he had decided to replace Chang in speaking about the case." After the talks, Cheng announced the end of his hunger strike.
The VCD reportedly makes slanderous allegations against Cheng's opponent in the Taoyuan County commissioner's post, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Chu Li-lun (朱立倫), hinting that Chu has had illicit affairs with a number of women, including his former secretary.
Angry after receiving a summons from the prosecutors a few days before the election, Cheng has accused the Taoyuan prosecutors of being biased and colluding with Chu to help the KMT candidate win re-election in Saturday's county commissioner elections.
Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) also has expressed her dissatisfaction with the Taoyuan prosecutors and said that she did not see the necessity of summoning Cheng as a witness just a few days before the election.