By: Claudia Liu and Jay Chen
Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the presidential candidate of the
ruling Kuomintang (KMT), has not withdrawn from the race, a senior party official said late Wednesday after Hung announced a suspension of her campaign.
Asked whether Hung’s announcement, which came in a Facebook post, indicated that she might drop out of the presidential race, KMT Deputy Secretary-General Chiang Cheng-yen (江政彥) said: “Absolutely not!”
Chiang said he has contacted Hung’s close aide after learning of her announcement and was reassured that the move had nothing to do with quitting. [FULL STORY]