Gou, who stepped down as Foxconn chief in 2019, had to gather around 300,000 voter signatures by November 2 to qualify as an independent candidate.The election commission said he got more than 900,000 valid signatures. He now has until next Friday to formally register his candidacy with the election commission.
Gou, 73, is one of four candidates in the election, due to be held in January. Opinion polls show he is the least favoured candidate. Reuters