Johnny Chiang registers for KMT chair election

COMPLAINT: The KMT should begin its reform efforts by allowing any member to run for the chairpersonship, said Chang Ya-chung, who does not qualify for the race

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 04, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) yesterday registered for the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang speaks to reporters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

party’s chairmanship by-election on March 7 to replace former chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義).

Wu resigned last month after the party’s defeats in the Jan. 11 elections.

Chiang, who won re-election for a third term last month, told reporters at KMT headquarters in Taipei that many people have questioned whether the party should “re-discuss or adjust” its cross-strait stance.

“If I am elected party chairperson, the necessary discussion or debate are things that should be done,” he said. “Every proposition, if I am the party chairperson, I would need to respect.”

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