Registration for the 2024 presidential and legislative elections opened on the 20th. It was reported that the People’s Party presidential candidate Ke Wenzhe was originally scheduled to register on the 22nd. However, the “blue and white combination” once again faced obstacles, and the outside world was also confused. Chen Chenzhihan, spokesman for Ke Wenzhe’s campaign office, revealed today (21st) that the fastest registration time is Thursday (23rd), and various plans are ready.
In the morning, Chen Zhihan accepted a joint interview with the media at Ke Wenzhe’s national campaign headquarters in Xinzhuang, New Taipei City. Regarding the secret meetings between Ko Wenzhe and Foxconn founder Terry Gou, who is trying to run for president independently, the media paid attention to whether cooperation between the two parties was discussed. Could Ke be paired with Mr. Guo’s deputy Lai Peixia? Ke said that Ke and Guo had met many times. As far as she understood, they mostly talked about policy directions. Guo was very willing to promote integration and hoped that the opposition could be united. As for seats or how to match them, the two sides did not touch much.
As for the KMT Central Committee meeting tomorrow, which is expected to decide on the deputy, Chen Zhihan believes that the registration deadline will be on the 24th, and I am afraid it cannot be delayed for too long. He also pointed out that the KMT threw out a 24-hour ultimatum last week, and later announced that the deadline will be this Wednesday. The statement has just changed after I heard it, and the time may be postponed. In any case, the Kuomintang will follow its own pace and will not give up in continuing to communicate with the Kuomintang. In fact, we still hope to integrate the opposition forces. “We will still work hard to further communicate with the Kuomintang before the deadline.”
The media at the scene asked whether Ke Wenzhe is ready to have a deputy candidate who can play at any time? Chen Zhihan admitted that various plans are ready. As for whether his deputy will be Zou Kailian, the former managing director of Yahoo Asia Pacific, Chen only reiterated, “We have prepared various plans.”