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2019-09-17 | 公共電視

Terry Gou Drops Presidential Bid|2020大選震撼彈 郭台銘昨夜宣布"不選"

Foxconn Group founder Terry Gou withdrew from the Kuomintang prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival, and was expected to announce his presidential bid after the holiday. On Sept. 16 at around 11 p.m., Guo unexpectedly announced that he will not run in 2020, sending shock waves through the political community. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said he respects Gou's decision.

After reflecting on this issue for a period of time, I would like to announce that I will not take part in the 2020 presidential election.

On Sept. 12, Foxconn Group founder Terry Gou withdrew from the Kuomintang, intensifying speculation that he was set to launch a presidential bid following the Mid-Autumn Festival long weekend. On Sept. 16, one day before the deadline for registration to collect signatures to run in the 2020 presidential election, Gou announced he will not run for president after carefully thinking the issue over. He also said he wasn't influenced or persuaded by anyone. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, who had supported Gou's presidential aspirations and was making preparations to help him collect the required signatures for his candidacy, said he respects Gou's decision and will maintain a collaborative relationship. When asked if he will run now that Gou is not running, Ko responded it will be too much of a rush.

If he had announced this one month ago, then we would have had time to prepare. Instead, he announced it now. We would have to find a vice president… it would be too much of a rush. How do you take this into consideration?

When asked if he will seek the support of another political party before Nov. 22, Ko responded that this is another issue. Meanwhile, the People First Party, which can directly nominate a presidential candidate, has not yet announced whether it will in fact present a candidate. This may give it room to collaborate with another party.

Politics is not about sharing the gains, and the People First Party will not sell out. We will only fight for justice for Taiwan together with kindred spirits.

We fully respect his (Gou) decision not to register. Life is like a game of chess, it's unpredictable. I will continue to go with the flow.

Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng has made no secret of his presidential ambitions, and there remains the possibility that Wang will team up with the PFP. The party said it is willing to work with kindred spirits. It is still in the preparatory stage and no one has yet asked the party to run on its ticket.

鴻海集團創辦人 郭台銘表示:「經過一段時間的思考,我向大家報告,我將不參與2020年總統候選人的連署。」

鴻海創辦人郭台銘退出國民黨後,一度被解讀將在中秋連假後宣布參選,卻在登記連署截止日前宣布不登記,為2020投下震撼彈,郭台銘強調是再三思考後的決定,不是被任何人影響、勸說。至於力挺又準備幫忙連署的台北市長柯文哲,只說尊重,會維持合作關係。但郭不選,是否自己選?柯文哲說太倉促。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「早一個月前講我們還可以準備,現在講,哇,還要去找副總統, 實在是,現在這時間太匆促了,這要怎麼考慮。」

至於是否11月22日,再尋求其他政黨支持?柯文哲留下伏筆,只說那是另一個故事,耐人尋味。而手握總統大選政黨提名門票的親民黨,至今沒有表態是否推出人選,是否將與他黨合作,引起關注。

親民黨組織部主任 張碩文表示:「政治不是分贓,親民黨也不會出賣我們的門票,我們只會跟志同道合的夥伴,一起為台灣匡扶正義。」

前立法院長 王金平表示:「對他(郭台銘)的一個沒有登記,我們是給予充分的尊重,世事如棋,變化莫測,我還是一切隨著因緣走。」

由於前立法院長王金平仍有意參選,親民黨是否向王金平招手,話沒說死,張碩文強調,志同道合就會聚在一起,目前沒人向親民黨提起門票,親民黨也還在黨內作業做準備階段,並不著急。

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