The Taiwan Solidarity Union's (TSU) candidates in both the Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral elections yesterday vowed to stay in the race despite of a pro-independence group's calls for them to quit to boost the chances of a pan-green camp victory.
The Southern Taiwan Society issued a statement on Monday urging Clara Chou (
TSU headquarters yesterday urged the group to apologize for calling on Chao and Lo to quit.
Party Chairman Shu Chin-chiang (
The group had also violated the Election and Recall Law of Civil Servants (
Chien Lin Whei-jun (
Chou said the members of the Southern Taiwan Society are all intellectuals, so it was surprising that they had come out with such an anti-democratic statement.
Calling the issuing of the statement "Taiwan's shame," Chou said she would remain in the race to "fight hegemony."
The society issued a statement last night saying that it would not withdraw its previous statement or apologize to the TSU.
Additional reporting by CNA