KMT attributes its election flop to infighting, candidacy change

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-03
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Kuomintang outlined a post-election report Wednesday 6733173attributing its devastating defeat in the January 16 general elections to political infighting, the military housing scandal, and the change of presidential candidacy.

Due to the absence of its Acting Chairperson Huang Min-hui, the KMT’s Central Standing Committee (CSC) voted committee member Liu Da-bei as its temporary chairman of the day, to mediate a review meeting on post-election results.

The party admitted its failure, saying the outcome “fell short of our party’s expectations and goals.”

Liu said the fact that the KMT won only 46 of the legislative seats (including at-large seats) could be described as a “major setback.”

“We have let supporters down because of our failure to act in unity, marked by internal conflicts and discrepant political policies,” he said, adding that the major element to its landslide defeat was due to the party’s sudden candidacy change, a move deemed by voters as totally “undemocratic.”     [FULL  STORY]

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