By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The most dramatic episode of the campaign for the January 16 presidential
and legislative elections lies in the days ahead. On October 17, the Kuomintang will hold its special congress which is expected to culminate in the replacement of its original presidential candidate, Hung Hsiu-chu, by its reluctant party chairman, Eric Liluan Chu.
The move tops a long and arduous process which was rich in the drama department. Hung was one of two totally unexpected candidates who volunteered for the primary selection process within the KMT. The other one, former Health Minister Yaung Chih-liang, never made it past the first hurdle, leaving Hung in the race as the only contender. [FULL STORY]