DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY:The KMT was responding to a ‘Next Magazine’ story that alleges that the party is reconsidering Hung amid questions over her degree
Date: Jun 25, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) spokesperson Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) yesterday
said that it is “absolutely impossible” for any change to be made to the party’s decision to nominate Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as its presidential candidate, after Next Magazine reported that Hung’s nomination might be at risk as her master’s degree has been called into question.
The latest edition of the magazine, published yesterday, said that because Hung is facing questions over the authenticity of her degree, combined with her and her team’s discord with the party leadership, her nomination might be questioned before the party congress on July 19, where the nomination is to be finalized.
The magazine quoted a party source as saying that the degree issue would open the party to charges of deceiving the electorate, and called on the party to reconsider Hung’s nomination or the KMT’s integrity would be compromised. [FULL STORY]