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]