PROMISE KEEPER:The KMT presidential candidate warned the party that forcing candidates to drop out of elections would shatter public trust in it
Date: Oct 07, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday
reiterated her determination to run for president amid rising speculation that the party is intent on removing her, saying she would neither agree to any quid-pro-quo deals or succumb to “unreasonable forces.”
“I am sorry to have let news reports in the past two days worry my supporters. All of a sudden, what started off as a groundless rumor has become a serious issue. This is all because of my insufficient campaigning efforts,” Hung told an impromptu press conference held at KMT headquarters yesterday afternoon.
Hung said while self-reflection on her part is needed, she wants to reassure her supporters that she would adhere to the original purpose that prompted her to step forward and join the presidential race in the first place.
She said she would also continue to honor her pledges of not consenting to any terms offered in exchange for her quitting the election or bowing to pressure. [FULL STORY]