KMT new blood unnerves incumbent ‘Young Turk’ in legislative primary

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/19
By: Wu Li-rong, Tseng Ying-yu and Ted Chen

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Billed as an injection of new blood for the Kuomintang, Chiang Wan-an

Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), center. Photo from Chiang Wan-an's Facebook page.

Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), center. Photo from Chiang Wan-an’s Facebook page.

(蔣萬安) will be advancing to the second round of the ruling party’s primary for next year’s legislative elections, as poll results published Sunday showed that his incumbent rival, outspoken lawmaker Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾), had failed to secure a lead of over 5 percent.

Chaing Wan-an, 37, is the son of former KMT Vice Chairman John Chiang (蔣孝嚴) and a fourth-generation descendant of former Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石).

The ruling party’s primary guideline stipulates that nominations for legislative elections are only given when a hopeful has established a lead greater than 5 percent over his or her closest rival in opinion polls.     [FULL  STORY]

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