Hung vows to learn from DPP, recruit younger talent to regenerate the party

’COMBAT SQUADS’:The KMT needs to expound its views on several key issues such as the Constitution, the founding principles of the nation and its national identity, Hung said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 31, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Newly elected Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday vowed to learn from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and recruit talent from schools and at the grassroots level to prepare the party for a political comeback.

Hung, the party’s first female chairperson, was sworn in at a handover ceremony at KMT headquarters, which was attended by several senior party members, including President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), Legislator and former legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) and former KMT chairmen Lien Chan (連戰) and Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄).

New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), who replaced Hung as the KMT’s presidential candidate in October last year, appeared briefly at the ceremony to greet the attendees, but left before Ma and Hung arrived.

“We have to admit that the KMT did not give young people enough room to fully bring their talents into full play. I must say our opponent [the DPP] is more daring in recruiting talented individuals,” Hung said in her inaugural speech.     [FULL  STORY]

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