SOLIDARITY:Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng backed up his colleague, saying that if the election result is not good, everyone in the KMT would be upset
Date: Sep 30, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday
said it would not reflect well on any party member — especially the chairman — if her election campaign ends in a drubbing.
The deputy legislative speaker said on a political talk show on Monday night that if she loses by a landslide in the Jan. 16 election “it would not look good for [KMT Chairman] Eric Chu (朱立倫) either.”
Hung denied that the statement was a threat to the KMT chairman, as some media pundits have interpreted it.
“If I do not fare well in the election, I believe that it would leave many in the party who are strongly committed to this country feeling frustrated. Is it wrong to say that if I lose, all party comrades and supporters would feel bad?” Hung said. [FULL STORY]