Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Legislator David Huang (
Huang said his decision came after the party revoked his legislative candidacy on Tuesday and refused to expel TSU Legislator Lai Shin-yuan (
Huang said on Tuesday he would leave the party if it failed to dismiss Lai and nullify her candidacy for legislator-at-large. Huang also asked the party to remove members of the "anti-Chen campaign" at party headquarters.
The campaign was launched by former DPP chairman Shih Ming-teh (
The TSU revoked Huang and TSU Legislator Yin Ling-ying's (尹伶瑛) candidacies in the legislative election after the pair defied the party's warning to refrain from making remarks detrimental to the party.
Huang said yesterday he and his DPP rival in Taipei City's Wanhua (
Yin yesterday criticized her party for sabotaging the unity of the pan-green camp, adding that the TSU's selfish decision would only lead to its demise.
Saying that she was in a "complicated" state of mind, Yin yesterday did not say whether she would drop out of the election, but said she would let opinion polls decide whether she or her DPP contestant should run.
TSU spokeswoman Chou Mei-li (
"We will not comment on the matter because they are engaging in a soap opera," Chou said.