Focus Taiwan: Terry Gou calls for support for small parties in legislative races

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Friday urged voters to support the smaller People First Party (PFP) and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) in Saturday’s legislative elections, but he did not publicly endorse a presidential candidate.

Speaking in front of 5,000 supporters rallying for PFP Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), who is running for president, Gou urged the crowd to vote for either the PFP or the TPP for legislative seats to check and balance the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Gou, founder of Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said there must be a third voice in the Legislature to exercise influence and prevent the DPP from continuing its dominance of Taiwan’s politics.

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