KMT unveils new legislator rankings

CHIU GOES, WU REMAINS: Former lawmaker Chiu Yi withdrew from the at-large list after criticism, while retired lieutenant general Wu Sz-huai stayed in fourth

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 16, 2019
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, staff writer

Taiwanese independence supporters rally outside the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) headquarters in Taipei yesterday to protest the party’s legislator-at-large nominees. They are wearing masks of 800 Heroes for the Republic of China Association president Wu Sz-huai, left, KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih, second right, and others, and holding a banner that reads “Is this nomination list designated by China?”
Photo: CNA

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday published its revised list of legislator-at-large nominees following a provisional KMT Central Standing Committee meeting.

The party convened the meeting after the initial list, which was approved by the committee at a meeting on Wednesday and included former KMT legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) and retired lieutenant general Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷), was met with broad criticism.

Chiu was a controversial pick because of questions about his loyalty to Taiwan, while Wu was criticized for attending an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen’s (孫逸仙) birth in Beijing in 2016 and standing for the Chinese national anthem.

Chiu yesterday said on Facebook that he would withdraw his name from the list if its inclusion made some party members unhappy.    [FULL  STORY]

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