EDITORIALL The ‘non-green’ clock is tickingWith just over 100 days to go until the presidential and legislative elections, talk about forming a “non-green” alliance to remove the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power has re-emerged among pan-blue supporters, refocused toward the goal of a “blue-white” cooperation. On Wednesday, Ko sarcastically asked what kind of cooperation the KMT had in mind, as it is unwilling to compete on polling results and insists on having its candidate run. Independent presidential candidate and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), who had pursued the KMT’s presidential nomination and tried to “merge” with the TPP earlier this year, has had the lowest support in recent polls. Yet some TPP members are concerned that the party would no longer be able to influence legislative decisions if Ko truly were to work with the KMT. Some people also wonder whether Ko can persuade his mostly young demographic of supporters that collaborating with the KMT is not a betrayal of their ideals and expectations.
Source: Taipei Times September 30, 2023 21:40 UTC