Former KMT lawmaker quits party

TAOYUAN RACE: Saying the KMT has lost the public’s trust, Yang Li-huan said she did not get nominated because she lacks the right political or financial connections

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 10, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Yang Li-huan (楊麗環)

From left, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Apollo Chen, former KMT legislator Yang Li-huan and Taoyuan City Councilor Lu Ming-che visit the Renhai Temple in Taoyuan’s Jhongli District on March 5.  Photo: Chen Yun, Taipei Times

yesterday announced that she is leaving the party to run for Taoyuan mayor as an independent, after the party reiterated its support for KMT Legislator Apollo Chen (陳學聖) as its candidate.

Yang said on Facebook that it was with a heavy heart that she had decided to leave the KMT.

“I have been a politician for 22 years, having started as a borough warden,” she said in the statement.

“I have striven for the development of my hometown, Taoyuan. However, my efforts have not been appreciated by the party leadership, because I do not have a pedigree and I am not backed by any heavyweight, faction or corporation,” she wrote.    [FULL  STORY]

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