Want China Times
Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang decided Monday to hold a special party
congress in Taipei on Oct. 17 to select a new presidential candidate in place of Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu.
It is expected that party chair Eric Chu will be named the new candidate for the Jan. 16, 2016 election.
The KMT decided last week to take steps to have Hung replaced as she continued to lag in public opinion polls far behind Tsai Ing-wen, chair and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. [FULL STORY]