KMT primary contenders join protest against Referendum Act

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/07
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) All five contenders for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) nomination in the 2020 presidential election joined thousands in a rally in Taipei Sunday against what they called a significant erosion of voters' rights in recent amendments to the Referendum Act.

The five contenders — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), former New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), former Taipei Magistrate Chou Hsi-wei (周錫瑋) and National Taiwan University political science professor Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) — all took part in the demonstration on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office.

The KMT-organized rally was held a day before party public opinion polls to pick its presidential candidate scheduled to kick off nationwide July 8-14, with the results to be released July 15.

In his address, Chu said democracy is the most precious thing for Taiwan.   [FULL  STORY]

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