Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the KMT candidate for the 2020 presidential election, started his official campaign in Taoyuan City (桃園市) on August 3rd; nevertheless, the fact that Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) met on the same day was even more eye-catching.
However, nobody else was present at this meeting. If Gou and Wang, during the meeting, reached an agreement on their future cooperation, then their cooperation would be a slap in Han’s face. Additionally, their cooperation would also be seen as a setback to those party bigwigs who once encouraged Gou to enter the KMT’s presidential primary. The possible cooperation between Gou and Wang is just the first step. Subsequently, the third force integration is just about to start. This will generate a big impact on the upcoming 2020 presidential and legislative elections.
Besides that meeting, Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) Taiwan People’s Party, the People First Party, and other forces are now beckoning Gou and Wang. Once the KMT elites quit their party and integrate with the third force, the split within the KMT would not only have a strong impact on the outcome of the upcoming 2020 elections, but also sow a seed for unpredictable consequences in the KMT’s future development.