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Lin I-hsiung endorses New Power Party

By Lii Wen  /  Staff reporter

Former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Lin I-hsiung (林義雄) has endorsed the newly founded New Power Party (NPP) by appearing in one of their campaign ads.

The campaign ad, which was posted on Facebook yesterday, shows Lin in a photoshoot with the five NPP candidates for the legislative elections in January next year — Freddy Lim (林昶佐), Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸), Hu Po-yen (胡博硯), Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) and Ko Shao-chen (柯紹臻).

During a meeting with NPP members on Friday last week, Lin expressed his support for the NPP’s goal of bringing reform to traditional politics and urged the party’s candidates to steer clear of the influences of the nation’s “despicable political culture,” the NPP said.

Lin views the NPP’s legislative campaign as contributing toward the goal of preventing the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) retaining a majority in the legislature, the party added.

The NPP intends to field at least 10 legislative candidates in the elections next year.

Both the NPP and the recently launched Social Democratic Party emerged from a split in the Taiwan Citizen’s Union, of which Lin was widely seen as the spiritual leader.

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