Why did Chen Shui-bian predict that the 2024 Leadership election in Taiwan will be a “battle of doctors”?
Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan’s former leader, has been busy since he was released from prison on charges of corruption, hosting a radio show and occasionally Posting comments on the island’s political situation on Facebook.On February 15, Chen wrote on his Facebook fan page, “From Lee Teng-hui to Chen Shui-bian to Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s leaders were all former Taipei mayor, but then Tsai Ing-wen broke the rule.From Chen Shui-bian to Ma Ying-jeou to Tsai Ing-wen, are reading law, 2024 Taiwan region’s leader should not have a legal person, whether there will be a doctor background is unknown.Although Chen used a question in his article, he seemed to imply that 2024 would be a race between Lai ching-tak and Ko Wen-je.Two years before the 2024 presidential election, the island’s strongest political parties appear to be the Kuomintang (KMT), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Taiwan Democratic People’s Party (DPP).The list of candidates for who will represent the three parties, or a coalition, is still vague, but there is already a lot going on under the table.Ko Wen-je, former surgeon and Taipei mayor, has made it clear that he intends to run for president in 2024.In the DEMOCRATIC Progressive Party, lai Ching-de, the current deputy leader of Taiwan, is a physician who is known to be eyeing 2024.Only among the leading figures of the Kuomintang, no matter Zhu Lilun, Hou Youyi, Zhao Shaokang or Han Guoyu, were trained in economics, foreign languages or criminal investigation. None was a doctor.According to Qi Fei’s observation, Chen shui-bian favored Lai Ching-tak and Ko Wen-che, and excluded the possible candidates of the KMT, both for reasons of political ideology and personal feelings.Lai ching-de has a strong personal relationship with Chen Shui-bian, and the concept of “Taiwan independence” is also the same. More importantly, Lai ching-de has actively advocated “amnesty” for Chen Shui-bian.Ko wen-jer’s political philosophy, especially the cross-strait policy, was quite different from Chen Shui-bian’s, but he had been the convener of Chen Shui-bian’s civilian medical team, and even though he was once very unhappy due to “malingerage”, he still had some personal friends.As for the KMT’s zhu, Hou, Zhao and Han, they are not “fellow compatriots” with Chen Shui-bian, and Even Han Guo-yu has publicly slapped Chen shui-bian in the face, which is not favored by him, completely in accordance with common sense.In addition, Chen Shui-bian threw out the “doctor dispute”, another perspective within the DEMOCRATIC Progressive Party.Lai is currently the DPP’s only candidate for 2024. Other candidates include Taoyuan Mayor Chung Wen-chan, former Taichung mayor Lin Chia-long, and Su Tseng-chang, who says he is “no longer itching”. But lai is not a medical doctor.Do not know Chen Shui-bian so nakedly bet lai Ching-de, will lead to the party and other factions of the backlash?The DPP believes in the “law of the jungle” of savage competition, with no one close to each other for profit.If Lai Ching-de really out of the line also just, for other people, I’m afraid Chen Shui-bian’s “amnesty” even more distant.