Date: , Mar 31, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) is reportedly planning
to expel former KMT spokesperson Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) and appoint former KMT legislators Wu Yu-sheng (吳育昇) and Chiu Yi (邱毅) to crucial party positions.
It was reported by Chinese-language magazine the Journalist that while Hung is prepared to make some compromises on her cross-strait stance, she plans to implement some controversial personnel changes.
The magazine said Hung would be a weak chairperson, considering that she was elected with the lowest percentage of votes obtained in a KMT chairperson election — with the lowest voter turnout rate.
The low turnout rate shows that many members are pessimistic about the party’s future, the article said, citing an anonymous high-level party official as saying that the apathy of party members is the greatest threat facing the KMT. [FULL STORY]