By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu
will not accept the position of vice-presidential candidate or any other favor if she is forced to give up her presidential bid, reports said Friday.
The KMT is scheduled to hold a special congress by the end of this month where it will replace Hung by its chairman, Eric Liluan Chu. Hung insisted earlier she would run until the end and not accept any favors in return for a withdrawal.
Friday morning, Hung reportedly stated that she respected the decisions of the Central Standing Committee, which on Wednesday decided to hold the congress, and the decisions of that congress itself. She respected the system and would accept all decisions, but not any exchanges of favors, according to a report in the Chinese-language United Evening News. [FULL STORY]