Date: Jan 10, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Whoever wins in the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) next chairperson election will have the party’s full
and united support, KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said yesterday, dismissing speculation that she is worried about the increasingly competitive race.
Hung made the remarks while visiting a group of KMT staffers who have camped outside the office of the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee for 25 consecutive days to protest against what they called the committee’s illegal handling of the party’s assets.
“I believe every candidate in the election should have faith in themselves, and should not care too much about the outcome. We will support whoever wins,” Hung said, adding that the KMT would have no future if it does not unite.
Asked if she thinks the election, scheduled for May 20, has seen too much competition too soon, with two other candidates having announced their bids, Hung said she had been too preoccupied with party affairs to feel a thing. [FULL STORY]