By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three out of four candidates for the Kuomintang
leadership on Saturday discussed their plans for the party’s controversial assets at a public debate.
Following its catastrophic defeat in the January 16 presidential and legislative elections, the party has been trying to change, with a direct election for chairman slated for March 26.
Out of four remaining candidates for the position, only former Legislative Vice Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu remained absent from a debate hosted by young party activists Saturday, reportedly because of previous engagements in Southern Taiwan.
Acting chairwoman Huang Min-hui, legislator Apollo Chen and Taipei City Councilor Lee Hsin were present though, with the KMT assets one of the more sensitive topics to turn up. [FULL STORY]