Radio Taiwan International
The incumbent chairperson of Taiwan’s main opposition party – the Kuomintang (KMT)
– Hung Hsiu-chu, is joining the race for chairperson. Hung made the announcement on Sunday.
Hung said that the reason why the party has been in decline is because it has lost the spirit upon which it was founded. She said that she would utilize the stories of outstanding members, as well as innovative democratic practices within the KMT, to help rebuild the party’s brand.
All of the other candidates for the chairpersonship are set to present their policy platforms at a forum on Monday. Hung, however, is facing flack for turning down an invitation to present her policies at that event. [FULL STORY]