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Hu announces bid for Taichung mayoral race

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Incumbent Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) yesterday officially announced his re-election bid.

It would be easy to let go of the mayoral office but difficult to set one's mind at ease, Hu said, adding that he cannot hand over the post to a person with severe ideological biases.

Having served 13 years as mayor, Hu announced his re-election bid and is set to take part in the Kuomintang's primaries.

“Greater Taichung must be won,” Hu said, adding that he spent a lot of time thinking about whether or not to seek re-election.

The mayor went on to say that he would not be a responsible person if he left office and allowed Greater Taichung's future to spiral into uncertainty.

Responding to critics who said that he has spent too many years in office, Hu said that tenures are a part of democratic systems, and that there is no such thing as serving “too long” in office.

The law stipulates that a person can serve two consecutive terms as mayor, Hu said, adding that he has only served one term since Taichung City and Taichung County were merged as a special municipality.

The mayor stressed that he is seeking re-election in accordance with the law.

“As far as the history of democratic politics is concerned, there is only (a question of) whether or not one does well, and not (a question of) whether or not one has served too long,” Hu said.

The mayor said that if he were harboring personal interests, he would not have decided to seek re-election.

“It is not difficult at all (to leave office),” Hu said. “But it is difficult to set one's mind at ease.”

February 6, 2014    galaxietw@
As a citizen of Taichung City, I dare say he is going to lose (mark my words!)
February 6, 2014    clh0728@
galaxietw@ wrote:
As a citizen of Taichung City, I dare say he is going to lose (mark my words!)
I agreed. If KMT is serious about retaining Taichung, they need to field another candidate. If not, I think DPP will win this time as Lin Chia-lung is a strong candidate.
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Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) officially announces his bid for re-election in Taichung City, yesterday. Although Hu has served as mayor for 13 years, he has only served one term since Taichung City and Taichung County merged to become a special municipality, and so he is still eligible to seek another term.

(CNA)

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