By: Yu Hsiang, Yeh Chen and Chiang Yi-ching\
The KMT's presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) lost by nearly 20 percent to incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the presidential election, and the party took only 38 of the 113 legislative seats. Although that performance represented an increase of three seats and 6 percent more ballots in the party vote, it was still far below the majority Wu had vowed to achieve.
To shoulder responsibility for the failure, Wu and other top-ranking party members resigned en masse. Those resigning included the party Vice Chairman and Secretary General Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權), and Vice Chairman and former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌).
KMT Deputy Secretary-General Tu Chien-teh (杜建德) and acting Director-General of the KMT's Cultural and Communications Committee Cheng Mei-hua (程美華) also resigned with Wu at the party Central Standing Committee meeting held that day. [FULL STORY]