Date: Apr 24, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday
downplayed the low number of valid signatures she collected for the May 20 party chairperson election, saying the only figure that matters is the number of votes she would receive on election day.
Hung made the remarks in response to media queries about six chairperson candidates submitting a total of about 720,000 signatures from KMT members even though there are only 470,000 party members.
The discrepancy led to a low validity rate for collected signatures, with only 19 percent, or 24,848, of the 128,888 signatures submitted by Hung deemed valid by the KMT headquarters. [FULL STORY]