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Foxconn founder, tycoon Terry Gou, candidate for Taiwan election

Date: April 21, 2024 Time: 01:09:08

Terry Gou, the billionaire tycoon, founder and former CEO of Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, declared on Monday his intention to run for the presidential elections that are scheduled for 2024 in Taiwan. The 72-year-old founder of Foxconn does not lose hope of governing the island state.

Gou, who plans to run as an independent candidate, has made this announcement after a few weeks of proposing the formation of a coalition between the opposition parties with the purpose of defeating the Democratic Progressive Party (PPD), according to what was reported by the news agency taiwanese cna news

At this time, the businessman must obtain the signatures of at least 1.5% of the Taiwanese electorate within a period of 45 days, as stipulated by current legislation. This is equivalent to approximately 295,000 signatures, and is a necessary requirement to be able to participate in the elections.

Will he get enough support to govern?

Among the candidates are Vice President Lai Ching Te, who heads the DPP, New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu Ih of the Kuomintang (KMT) and Taiwan People’s Party Chairman Ko Wen Je.

It is not the first time that Gou, 72, has run as a candidate. In 2019, after resigning as director of Foxconn, he announced his candidacy for the first time, but failed to gain sufficient support from the main opposition party, the Kuomintang, a party close to the Chinese government, which sees Taiwan as another province under its control. . sovereignty.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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