Chiang Wan-an rises in KMT race


Chiang Wan-an, son of former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vice chairman John Chiang, gestures during a radio interview on HitFM in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 21, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Billed as an injection of new blood into the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) is to advance to the next round of the party’s primary for next year’s legislative elections, as poll results published on Sunday showed that his rival, KMT Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾), had failed to secure a lead of more than 5 percent.

Chiang, 37, is the son of former KMT vice chairman John Chiang (蔣孝嚴) and a fourth-generation descendant of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石).

The KMT’s primary election guidelines stipulate that nominations for legislative elections are given only when a hopeful has established a lead greater than 5 percent over his or her closest rival in opinion polls.

In the absence of a clear victor, aspirants vying for the same electoral district nomination can either choose to conduct negotiations among themselves or enter a primary election.     [FULL  STORY]

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