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Economic whiz expected to be the KMT presidential running mate

Economic whiz expected to be the KMT presidential running mate

Former Premier and current chairman of the Chuang Hua Institute for Economic Research Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) is expected to be named as the running mate for Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), said KMT sources on Friday.

Ma is expected to make the formal announcement this morning in a press conference.

Sources said Ma believes Siew’s humble and pragmatic personality and his expertise in economics and international affairs make him the most ideal candidate for the position.

This will be Siew’s second attempt to bid for the vice-president seat. He played second fiddle to honorary KMT Chairman Lien Chan (連戰) in 2000.

Siew is known for his “mutually beneficial and co-exist markets” stance when it comes to cross-strait economy. He is also one of the few political talents respected by both the green and blue camps.


Updated : 2021-05-14 09:00 GMT+08:00