UNITY:The KMT should stand united regardless of which candidate wins the by-election, former party chairperson Eric Chu said, adding that the party could not afford divisions
Date: Feb 22, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫)
yesterday shrugged off pressure from KMT members to endorse a party chairperson hopeful.
Chu and former Council of Labor Affairs minister Jennifer Wang (王如玄) attended a gathering at the KMT’s local branch in Miaoli County yesterday morning to thank party members and supporters for their efforts during last month’s elections.
In addition to about 200 party members and supporters, the event was attended by two party chairperson hopefuls, acting KMT chairperson Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) and former legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
As Hung had not arrived when the event began, the KMT’s Miaoli County Commissioner Hsu Yao-chang (徐耀昌) asked Chu whether his appearance with Huang at the gathering insinuated his endorsement of her. [FULL STORY]