SURPRISE VISIT:Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Ker Chien-min visited the KMT’s gathering, saying his party intended to establish dialogue with KMT supporters
Date: Mar 04, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Candidates to chair the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday gathered
to solicit support from retired military personnel in the chairperson by-election, pledging to build a better KMT while lamenting the party headquarters’ decision not to hold a televised debate among the hopefuls.
The Veterans Association of the Republic of China held a Lunar New Year banquet in Taipei yesterday morning, which was attended by the candidates KMT Acting Chairperson Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠), former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), KMT Legislator Apollo Chen (陳學聖) and Taipei City Councilor Lee Hsin (李新).
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) also attended the event.
Hung said in a speech that she would extend full support to whoever wins the KMT’s chairperson by-election on Mar. 26 in the hope of uniting the party.
“Some people have slandered me and claimed that I would push for reforming the KMT into the New Party if elected chairperson. I have to urge you not to take such allegations too seriously,” Hung said. [FULL STORY]