If not Chu, then who? KMT scrambling for presidential candidate

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-08
By: Yang Yi and Staff Reporter

There are concerns in Taiwan’s pan-blue camp that Eric Chu, incumbent chair

Eric Chu, left, meets Xi Jinping in Beijing, May 4. (Photo/CNS)

Eric Chu, left, meets Xi Jinping in Beijing, May 4. (Photo/CNS)

of the ruling Kuomintang, will not run for the 2016 presidential elections, reports our Chinese-language sister newspaper China Times.

Chu, who is currently the mayor of New Taipei, gained popularity within the party after meeting with general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president Xi Jinping on May 4 in Beijing.

There has been much speculation that Chu will take part in the party primaries, despite his repeated denials and promises that he will continue as New Taipei mayor until the end of his term in office. Despite his popularity, there are a range of voices within the KMT, with some in support and some against the idea of Chu running.     [FULL  STORY]

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