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
Date: Aug 10, 2018
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Yang Li-huan (楊麗環)
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]