Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The chair of Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang, Eric Chu, confirmed Tuesday he has discussed
with the party’s presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu the growing calls for her to drop out of the race and promised to assume any responsibility involved.
“As the party chair, I am duty bound. If needed, I must assume all responsibility,” he said.
Chu described his conversations with Hung as presenting her with a truthful picture of her abysmal poll numbers and public reaction to her candidacy, but he did not acknowledge he had asked her to pull out of the race.
The KMT chair said that during their discussions, Hung asked him who would carry her burden, to which he answered that he would assume full responsibility. [FULL STORY]