Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A Kuomintang committee on Tuesday confirmed Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu is qualified
to represent Taiwan’s ruling party in next year’s presidential election, two days after she passed the party’s primary polls.
The outcome of the polls was confirmed during a meeting of the KMT’s nomination and auditing committee. The results will be submitted to the KMT’s Central Standing Committee on Wednesday.
Hung’s nomination still requires confirmation by the KMT national congress on July 19 but she is seen as all but certain to represent the party against Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party.
On Sunday, Hung passed the KMT’s three presidential primary polls with an average approval rating of 46.203%, well above the qualifying threshold of 30%. [FULL STORY]