By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new member of the Kuomintang’s Central Standing
Committee said Wednesday that party chairman Eric Liluan Chu should run for vice president to save the party.
The KMT’s official presidential candidate, Legislative Vice Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu, has been fighting an uphill battle in her bid for the January 16 election. Opposition Democratic Progressive Party leader Tsai Ing-wen has been leading in most opinion polls, while some surveys even put Hung in third place behind People First Party Chairman James Soong as well.
Lee Cho-ping, a member only elected to the CSC last Saturday, said he was planning to propose a motion calling on Chu to join Hung on the ticket as her running mate, reports said. [FULL STORY]