Ko vows to ‘fight to end’ for his partyCUTTING IT CLOSE: The KMT’s Eric Chu said an alliance with Ko Wen-je might be finalized on Wednesday, 2 days before the deadline for presidential candidates to registerBy Shih Hsiao-kuang and Huang Ching-hsuan / Staff reportersTaiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chairman and presidential candiate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that he would fight to the end as his party’s presidential candidate, after the TPP and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) failed to agree on a joint presidential ticket the day before. Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chairman and presidential candidate Ko Wen-je, center, stands on a stage as supporters cheer and wave TPP flags at a campaign event in New Taipei City yesterday. “To end the suffering of the people, I will extend the utmost goodwill, uniting all possible forces” to form a joint ticket, he said. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi, center, speaks at a campaign event in Chiayi County yesterday Photo: Lin Yi-chang, Taipei Times“However, I will continue to fight to the end in my capacity as the TPP’s presidential candidate,” Ko said. The KMT and TPP had agreed to announce who would lead their joint presidential ticket on Saturday.
Source: Taipei Times November 19, 2023 21:39 UTC