KMT fears split if Hung re-elected

IN THE WINGSThe KMT caucus is committed to public opinion and centrist politics, while a new faction would stand to the right, KMT caucus convener Sufin Siluko said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 30, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

Some Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) members worry about the party becoming another New Party if

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus convener Sufin Siluko yesterday smiles during an interview with radio host Clara Chou at Hit FM radio in Taipei. Photo: CNA

incumbent Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) is re-elected next year, KMT caucus convener Sufin Siluko (廖國棟) said yesterday.

Sufin, who on Tuesday called for Hung’s resignation over what he said was a party meeting procedural violation, yesterday said in a radio interview that there are gaps between the party caucus and the party headquarters on various issues, including the direction of the KMT, the party’s assets and the so-called “1992 consensus.”

Tension between the caucus and the headquarters, which has been in the air for some time, manifested in an episode involving Hung railroading through a motion on the party’s election system and dates in a KMT Central Standing Committee meeting last week and the ensuing denunciations from other party heavyweights against the move.

Sufin has been one of the most vociferous critics over what he called a “procedural flaw” of the meeting, in which “only five committee members attended the meeting” — which does not meet the quorum — had the final say by bending the rules on what should have been decided by a majority.

The dispute was only partially resolved in this week’s committee meeting as the procedural flaw has yet to be officially recognized, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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