By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang Chairman Eric Liluan Chu said Friday he would wait until after this weekend’s congress to comment on whether he might remain mayor of New Taipei City if he ran for president.
Saturday’s special KMT congress is widely expected to replace Legislative Vice Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu with Chu as its candidate for the January 16 election.
Chu has been slammed by critics for apparently wanting to combine the positions of mayor of Taiwan’s most populated city, chairman of the ruling party and presidential candidate.
Responding to questions from journalists Friday, Chu said he first had to see what the October 17 Congress decided before announcing details in a report after the meeting. [FULL STORY]