KMT postpones election by one month

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-20
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang on Wednesday announced it 6729962was postponing the election of its new chairman by one month to March 26.

After losing the presidential and legislative elections last Saturday, Chairman Eric Liluan Chu announced his resignation, and on Monday Vice Chairwoman Huang Min-huei became interim leader until the election of a successor.

Originally, the KMT scheduled the vote for February 27, but the date met with criticism at Wednesday’s meeting of the party’s Central Standing Committee, the first since the election defeat.

The critics said the time to prepare for an election bid was too short, and it seemed as if the timing had been designed to help a particular candidate, though no names were mentioned.     [FULL  STORY]

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