KMT lawmakers jump to defend Chu

DOUBLE STANDARD?KMT Legislator Alex Tsai cited 33 DPP members who did not give up their posts to run for new positions, including former vice president Annette Lu

Taipei Times
Date:  Oct 20, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

Amid growing criticism from the public and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), several Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday jumped to defend KMT Chairman Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) decision to run for president without resigning as New Taipei City mayor.

KMT Legislator Alex Tsai (蔡正元) yesterday shared two pictures on Facebook detailing the names of DPP members and overseas politicians who have run for new positions without resigning their current seats.

“Politicians running for new positions without quitting their current posts is common practice around the world, and has been seen in the US, France and South Korea,” Tsai said in one of the pictures, citing US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, former French president Jacques Chirac and South Korean President Park Geun-hye as examples.     [FULL  STORY]

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