‘SIGNIFICANT LEADER’:KMT Chairman Eric Chu said he believed the legislative speaker would continue to fight alongside the party for the good of the Republic of China
Date: Oct 31, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday threw
his support behind Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) potential speakership bid, as dozens of KMT lawmakers launched a signature drive calling for Wang to be placed on top of the party’s list of legislator-at-large candidates.
“Wang is the incumbent legislative speaker and also one of the KMT’s most significant leaders. He is highly revered in the party,” Chu said during a trip to Kaohsiung, in response to questions about the possibility of Wang heading the KMT’s legislator-at-large candidate list.
Chu, who is also the KMT’s chairman, said he believed Wang, who has served as a legislator for four decades and legislative speaker for 18 years, would continue to fight alongside the party for the Republic of China. [FULL STORY]