By: Claudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said Sunday the ruling
party has one presidential hopeful who has qualified for the primary, which will be held in accordance with the KMT’s rules, despite an indication by Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng that he would be willing to compete if drafted.
“Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) is now the only contender,” Chu told the press, when asked to comment on a statement by Wang earlier in the day that triggered speculations about a possible draft by the KMT.
Chu said he was pleased and grateful to hear Wang express his willingness to run if he is drafted by the KMT as a contender, but the party’s procedures must be followed. [FULL STORY]