Date: Sep 25, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chang Chia-chun (張嘉郡), who last month announced that she would not seek re-election, yesterday said that the party needed to work out a solution if it wanted her to rejoin the legislative elections next year.
KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) on Wednesday said that the party would continue its efforts to recruit Chang for the Jan. 16 elections by helping her “solve her family problem” — in an apparent reference to opposition by her father, former Yunlin County commissioner Chang Jung-wei (張榮味).
Chang Jung-wei last month announced that his daughter was withdrawing from the legislative polls, which Chang Chia-chun later confirmed.
The legislator said that insofar as the party understood the situation that she was in, she hoped that “Chu or [Legislative Speaker] Wang [Jin-pyng (王金平)] could work out a solution.” [FULL STORY]