By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang leader Hung Hsiu-chu was likely to announce her choice of a secretary-general and other new appointments next month, reports said Tuesday
The announcements were likely to coincide with the transition of power from President Ma Ying-jeou and the KMT to President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party on May 20, reports said.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen and Overseas Community Affairs Council Minister Steven Chen were being named in the media as potential candidate for the position of secretary-general.
In addition to a secretary-general, Hung might consider appointing as many as up to six deputy secretary-generals, according to media reports.
Hung was elected as the KMT’s first-ever female leader on March 26, with 56 percent of the vote, defeating three other candidates including acting chairwoman Huang Min-hui. She was sworn in on March 30. [FULL STORY]