KMT to pick presidential candidate by means of nationwide poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/15
By: Yu Hsiang, Liu Kuan-ting, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Yeh Su-ping and Emerson 
Lim

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) decided Wednesday to change

Two of KMT’s possible presidential candidates, Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Terry Gou (right) and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu. CNA file photo

the format of its presidential primary for the 2020 election to a single nationwide opinion poll and to name its candidate by late July.

The KMT Central Standing Committee approved the rules, guidelines and timetable for the nomination process for the 15th presidential election at meeting earlier in the day.

Under the newly adopted rules, the party has dispensed with the part of its primary that comprised a vote only by its registered members.

Instead it will pick its 2020 presidential candidate based solely on the results of a public opinion poll that will be commissioned to five different polling institutions, each with a sample size of not less than 3,000, the KMT said.    [FULL  STORY]

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