KMT Legislator Apollo Chen announces bid for party chair

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-25
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Apollo Chen, a legislator from the ruling KMT, on Monday announced he will 6731308be running for leadership of his party, which suffered major losses in Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections.

Chen said there were three reasons behind his decision to join the race.

First, as one of the few mid-generation KMT members, he said he could not keep silent and sit idly by.

Second, he said the KMT needed to identify the reason behind its failure, and he was running to recover the voices and strength that were lost.

Lastly, he said, his participation in the race represented the beginning of change in the KMT, which should abide by a bottom-up democratic mechanism.     [FULL  STORY]

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