DISSATISFACTION:KMT sources said “more than half” of the Central Standing Committee supported convening a provisional party congress to challenge Hung’s candidacy
Date: Oct 04, 2015
By: Peng Hsien-chun and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff riter
KMT Central Standing Committee member Chiang Shuo-ping (江碩平) yesterday
demanded a provisional party congress be held to review whether the party’s presidential candidate, Hung Shiu-chu (洪秀柱), should be replaced, dealing a severe blow to Hung’s campaign and further fueling rumors of division within the party over Hung’s candidacy.
KMT sources were yesterday cited by a TVBS report as saying that the most recent poll conducted by the KMT indicated that Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) approval rating had soared to a record level of 45 percent, while Hung’s rating had plummeted to 13 percent.
Anonymous party members said Hung’s support rating was critically low and might severely damage the KMT’s standing in next year’s legislative elections.
Chiang yesterday said he planned to propose that the party hold a provisional party congress at a Central Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday. [FULL STORY]