‘NOT POSSIBLE’:An Executive Yuan spokesperson said that Premier Mao Chi-kuo cannot have refused requests for campaign support as his role obligates him to do so
Date: Sep 18, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Executive Yuan spokesperson Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) yesterday said that there is no doubt Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) executives would exert themselves to support the party’s presidential election campaign, in response to a news report that Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) had snubbed a KMT request for campaign support.
The Chinese-language China Times yesterday reported that, in a meeting of the KMT’s upper echelon at the Presidential Office, KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (李四川) allegedly said the executive system has not been enthusiastic about supporting the party’s campaign activities.
A person with knowledge of the meeting was quoted as saying that Mao has been distancing himself from the election, saying that participation in such activities is the business of the party system, not the executive system.
KMT lawmakers were said to have complained about the “absence of the Executive Yuan in the election [campaign]” and requested the Cabinet transform into a “combat Cabinet” that can contribute to the campaign. [FULL STORY]