國民黨於4月24日召開中常會,會中通過把高雄市長韓國瑜、鴻海董事長郭台銘全部納入初選民調名單中。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Central Standing Committee of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) adopted a proposal on April 24 to draft both Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) in the primary.

此舉將讓韓國瑜徹底解套,加入國民黨初選機制。至於是否採取「全民調」一決勝負,日後黨中央與「所有可能參選人」討論後再做決定。

The decision could solve the problem of the Kaohsiung Mayor for now. As for whether the party will select his candidate based on a national poll, the Central Standing Committee said it will discuss with all potential candidates first before making the decision.

國民黨主席吳敦義聽取20多名中常委輪番發表意見後,做出以下兩點裁示。

After consulting with the committee members, KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) also gave the following two instructions.

國民黨以勝選為目標,要找回中華民國台灣的驕傲與光榮,把失落感在明年丟掉。吳敦義說,面對蔡政府執政無力,改革引發人心惶惶、怨聲載道,國民黨有責任在2020年推出最好人選,撥亂反正,找回中華民國的和平與經濟繁榮。

First, the KMT’s prime focus is to win the election and find back the pride and honor the Republic of China once had. In response to the Tsai administration alleged failed leadership, the party’s responsibilities is to elect the best candidate and strive for peace and economic prosperity in Taiwan, he said.

第二、吳敦義指出,每一個候選人都有每一人的問題與困難點,黨中央都要一一克服,讓他們都納入初選,讓所有人納入初選機制。

Second, the KMT will find out the solutions for each candidate and include every one of them in the primary system.

至於初選時程,吳敦義表示,民進黨要到六月初才會產生總統候選人,國民黨為了慎重起見,以及為了找到能夠勝選的候選人,期程不急可延到五月,當副主席與所有可能候選人都完成會晤後,才會送中常會通過與實施。

As for the election’s schedule, Wu Den-yih said that since the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will select his candidate in June, KMT will propose the best candidate in May. After the vice chairmen have met with all the candidates, the decision will be sent to the committee and further implemented.

吳敦義也說,目前各界對國民黨的批評,黨都看到了,也都聽到了,都會列入參考,國民黨會排除萬難,達到2020重返執政與勝選的最大目的。

“Facing all the criticism, we will review ourselves and be dedicated to improving the party. It is our mission to win back the election and serve the people once again,” said Wu.