Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Chao-hui (黃昭輝) yesterday turned down a proposal by Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) legislative caucus whip Lo Chih-ming (羅志明) to hold a poll to decide who should stand in the legislative election on behalf of the pan-green camp.
"If I do not beat Huang by more than 5 percent in the poll, I will withdraw from the campaign," Lo said during a press conference at the legislature yesterday morning.
Lo's remarks were in reference to his and Huang's overlapping constituencies for the legislative election in Kaohsiung City's fourth district. He said the pan-green camp would have a better chance of winning in the constituency if the TSU and the DPP cooperated and put forward a single candidate.
"I hope the poll can be held by Nov. 16. If I cannot beat him [Huang], I will quit," Lo said.
Huang later said he would never cooperate with Lo or agree to a poll such as the one Lo was proposing.