By: Yu Hsiang, Liu Kuan-ting, Wen Kuei-hsiang, Yeh Su-ping and Emerson
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) decided Wednesday to change
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]