GOSSIP:Claims that Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu cannot win have led to rumors that the KMT will not nominate her, even if she passes the threshold
Date: Jun 14, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The results of opinion polls on Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) are to be
published today as part of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential primary, KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday.
Chu said everything would proceed according to the established system.
The results will be closely watched by not only the KMT’s supporters, but those of the Democratic Progressive Party, which is eager to regain the presidency it lost in 2008 by getting DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) elected in January next year’s presidential race.
Hung is the only candidate to have qualified for the KMT’s presidential primary. Whether she will be nominated is to be decided by her ability to secure at least 30 percent support in the series of opinion polls conducted by three different pollsters on Friday and yesterday. [FULL STORY]