KMT officials resign over by-election loss

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 17 August, 2020
By: Katherine Wei

KMT Chair Johnny Chiang at the KMT Reform Committee’s meeting

Several officials from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) have tendered their resignation following a major defeat for the party in Saturday’s mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung. That was the word from KMT Chairperson Johnny Chiang on Monday. 

The KMT’s candidate, Li Mei-jhen, received less than 26% of the vote on Saturday. The ruling DPP’s Chen Chi-mai won the race with 70% of the vote. 

Top KMT officials met on Monday to discuss the race. After the meeting, the KMT announced that the head of the party’s Kaohsiung office, Chuang Chi-wang, had submitted his resignation back in June after the recall of then-Mayor Han Kuo-yu. At the time, the party decided to retain Chuang to help with the by-election. The KMT says that with the conclusion of the by-election, Chuang has completed his mission and that the party is allowing him to take a break from duties.     [FULL  STORY]

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