KMT faces leadership struggle

Huang Min-hui ad interim chairperson from Monday: reports

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-17
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Standing Committee of the ruling

KMT faces leadership struggle

KMT faces leadership struggle

Kuomintang was scheduled to meet Monday to pave the way for a new party leader.

Chairman Eric Liluan Chu announced his imminent resignation Saturday evening as it became clear that he had not only lost the presidential election, but that the KMT was also dealt a major blow at the 113-seat Legislative Yuan, tumbling from 64 to 35 seats. In his wake, Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin also resigned as he lost a bid to win a legislative seat in Keelung.

Monday’s CSC meeting was to be chaired by the other remaining vice chairperson, former Chiayi City Mayor Huang Min-hui. She could immediately be appointed as an interim party leader until new chairmanship elections take place within three months, reports said.     [FULL  STORY]

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