Date: Oct 12, 2015
By: Ralph Jennings ,
Support for Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party fell last year as the president
got too close to China for comfort. China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, which has been self-ruled for decades and described as a renegade province. In July the same party nominated for the Jan. 16 presidential race a candidate who’s really into China. On Saturday they’re likely to replace that nominee, veteran legislator Hung Hsiu-chu, because she lags the main opposition party’s candidate by around 20 percentage points in opinion polls. The sudden rethink hardly helps the Nationalists look any better among voters who respect political camps who have it together.
The Nationalists still have a chance to win something in January, however, and here’s how. [FULL STORY]