The DPP’s deadline for registering to contest the upcoming party chair election is tomorrow. Today, former Taipei County executive You Qing 尤清 registered his candidacy. He suggested that current chair Cai Yingwen 蔡英文 should run for Xinbei City mayor instead of running for re-election as chair. You is currently also running for the DPP’s nomination for Xinbei City mayor. (Yes, that doesn’t make much sense. Meet You Qing.) You declared that if he were elected party chair, he would give up his candidacy for mayor.
You was accompanied by former Examination Yuan president Yao Jiawen 姚嘉文, legislator Cai Tongrong (Trong Chai) 蔡同榮, Zhang Guimu 張貴木 (a crony of former Vice President Lu 呂秀蓮), and former Taipei County legislators Zhang Qingfang 張清芳 and Wang Shuhui 王淑惠. The first three are the important ones, and the common thread is that they are all Kaohsiung Incident Era figures and all Taiwan Independence fundamentalists. That’s a pretty succinct description of the DPP factions that do not support Cai Yingwen.