By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang’s crushing defeat in the January 16 presidential and legislative elections can be blamed on the party chairmen President Ma Ying-jeou and Eric Liluan Chu, outspoken lawmaker Alex Tsai wrote online Saturday.
In addition to losing the presidency, the KMT also saw its majority at the Legislative Yuan disappear for the first time ever.
Tsai said the real reason for the defeat was that the party had been led by two consecutive party chairmen who had a high opinion of themselves but little leadership ability. The two talked about little else than reform, but what most needed reform was their own capabilities, Tsai wrote. [FULL STORY]