Hung would ‘be thrilled’ if Chu was running mate

THE MILL:Speculation that Chu might resign as mayor and join Hung in her election campaign has led Hung to ask if people want to know more about her policies

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 26, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said that she would be pleased if KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) decides to quit as New Taipei City mayor and be her running mate.

Hung made the comment when asked about speculation by former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City councilor Hsu Chia-ching (徐佳青) on a political talk show on Thursday night that Chu in October is to resign as mayor and join the presidential race.

“I would be thrilled if Chu resigned as mayor to be my deputy,” she said, but denied that she is to be replaced by Chu as the party’s presidential candidate.

Hung said that society does not lack “rumors,” and that “if you ask me questions about my policy or other issues relating to social well-being, it would be fine to do so one hundred times, but the question that I have been asked over and over again is about my replacement.”

“There is no need to spend time on this topic anymore. I have come this far and it is impossible for me, no matter what twists and turns there might be, to withdraw from the election. I am very determined,” Hung said.     [FULL  STORY]

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