Chu shows no interest in presidency as primary looms

The China Post
Date: April 5, 2015
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu yesterday continued to rule himself out of the presidential election although his Kuomintang (KMT) is set to lay down the rules for a primary for which only one party member has so far declared her candidacy.

“I’ve said it many times and don’t have to repeat the answer,” Chu, who doubles as KMT chairman, said when asked if he would run for the presidency, according to media reports.

Looked up by many KMT members as the party’s best bet for the presidential race, Chu nevertheless has repeatedly promised to see out his four-year mayoral term, which lasts till 2018 and keeps him out of contention for the nation’s top post next year.     [FULL  STORY]

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