’SPOILED KID’:Former premier Yu Shyi-kun said Chu was only good at marketing himself and manipulating the media, and regularly broke his campaign promises
Date: Oct 19, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
While maintaining that the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) decision to
change its presidential candidate is its own business, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights yesterday said that the move would not help at all.
“The KMT’s decision to change its presidential candidate only a few months away from the election will have a negative impact,” said Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), who doubles as DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) campaign manager.
She was referring to the KMT’s special congress on Saturday, that selected Chu as the party’s candidate for January’s presidential election and nullified the candidacy of Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
“In fact, no matter who is the replacement, it will not change the fact that the public have suffered in the past eight years of KMT governance,” Chen said. [FULL STORY]