THE RACE BEGINS: Former Taipei County commissioner Chou Hsi-wei said he would not seek the chairperson position, while Hau Lung-bin is expected to apply today
Date: Jan 31, 2020
By: Dennis Xie / Staff writer, with CNA
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) yesterday obtained anapplication form for the party’s chairperson by-election, signaling the start of a face-off between the party’s old guard and younger generation.
Registration for the by-election is set for Monday and Tuesday next week, while the election is to be held on March 7.
Following the party’s defeats in the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, KMT members have been debating how to reform the party.
Representing the KMT’s younger faction, Chiang was the first to take the application and pay the required NT$2 million (US$66,057) fee, while former KMT vice chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), seen as Chiang’s main opponent, is expected to pick up a form today. [FULL STORY]