UP IN THE AIR:Hung Hsiu-chu said her decision would depend on whether Chu decided to step down if he lost the election, and on who else ran for the post
Date: Jan 08, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said that she is still seriously pondering whether to vie for the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) chair, a post that would likely be left vacant by KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) should he lose the election on Saturday next week.
Hung made the remarks during a morning interview with POP Radio yesterday, during which she was asked who would take over the helm of the KMT after the party’s anticipated defeat in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.
“First, it depends on whether Chu, the KMT’s incumbent chairman, would step down following the race,” Hung said.
In the event that Chu loses by only 200,000 votes or the KMT manages to maintain a satisfactory number of legislative seats, some party comrades might think that Chu should remain on the post,” Hung said. [FULL STORY]