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Taiwan’s January presidential election is a three-way race after the proposed opposition alliance failed to materialise. The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and Taiwan People's Party (TPP) did not agree on a joint presidential ticket and registered separate candidates while billionaire businessman Terry Gou pulled out of the race before the nomination deadline.
KMT's presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih and TPP’s candidate Ko Wen-je have announced their running mates, with Hou pairing with pro-China media personality Jaw Shaw-kong, and Ko selecting lawmaker Cynthia Wu Hsin-ying, whose family holds a significant stake in the conglomerate Shin Kong Group.
Hou and Ko will run against Willima Lai Ching-te, the vice president and presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Lai has picked Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim, as his running mate.
Has the dramatic breakdown in negotiations between the opposition leaders to form an alliance paved the way for DPP to hold on to power? How will mainland China influence the outcome of the Taiwan presidential election in 2024?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, host Han Yong Hong and Emeritus Professor Da-Chi Liao of Graduate Institute of Political Science at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) dissect Taiwan’s three-way presidential race.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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2. 蓝白不合后选举大势已定？ (00:02:44)
3. 柯文哲票太少其实对国民党不利 (00:07:41)
4. 以数据分析选情 (00:10:01)
5. 最大变数是什么？ (00:16:21)