Ko Wen-je says he has never felt like running for president

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Friday that he has never felt like running for president, even though he announced plans for establishing the Taiwan People Party (TPP) a day earlier.

Ko added that it would be unusual for someone who was just reelected to run for president; unfortunately, this is often seen in Taiwan. “In this unusual country, we have to think how to change it,” Ko said.

After Ko’s announcement of establishing a new political party, the opposition Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) announced that Ko would run for the presidency as the leader of TPP. Still, Ko said “do not try to predict what I will do.” ●