KMT cancels meeting amid infighting

PARTY ELECTIONS:A supporter of KMT chief Hung Hsiu-chu accused Wu Den-yih of attempting to ‘wipe out’ Hung’s camp as they fight over nomination rights

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 01, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday canceled its weekly Central Standing

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman-elect Wu Den-yih, center back, receives a warm welcome during a visit to the labor union of CSBC Corp in Kaohsiung, while a union representative displays an old Wu campaign shirt. Photo: Hung Chen-hung, Taipei Times

Committee (CSC) meeting reportedly due to a new wave of intraparty fighting between outgoing KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) and chairman-elect Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) over the right to nominate Central Committee members.

According to the party’s agenda, Central Committee members are to be nominated by Hung on June 14, with the election of party representatives and Central Standing Committee members to be held on July 7 and July 29 respectively.

This means that Wu, who is scheduled to assume the chairmanship on Aug. 20, when the party’s national congress is also to be held, will not be able to nominate candidates for the elections.    [FULL  STORY]

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