Date: Jan 19, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Outgoing Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫)
yesterday appointed KMT vice chairperson Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) as the party’s interim chairperson, with Chu saying that he would never forget that the party lost the elections under his leadership.
Chu made the remarks before the KMT’s Central Standing Committee (CSC) was set to approve his resignation as party chairman at an extraordinary meeting in Taipei yesterday afternoon.
“I pledged to step down [as KMT chairman] should I be defeated in the elections… The KMT has an established tradition in which its leader takes full responsibility for the party’s loss or victory,” Chu said.
Chu said he would take the largest share of responsibility for the party’s landslide defeat and planned to engage in some serious self-reflection, while apologizing to supporters and all his comrades in the party for letting them down. [FULL STORY]