By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) The Central Standing Committee of the ruling
Kuomintang (KMT) passed a proposal Wednesday to revoke the nomination of its presidential candidate, Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), just three months before the presidential election of Jan. 16, 2016.
The proposal will become the only agenda on a special KMT congress scheduled for Oct. 17.
KMT Central Standing Committee member Chiang Shou-ping (江碩平) expressed thanks to Hung for stepping up and contributing to the party.
But in view of the slumping campaign of the party and worries expressed by party members at the grassroots level, as well as KMT legislative candidates, about their election prospects with Hung as the party’s standard-bearer, he had to initiate the proposal. [FULL STORY]