Want China Times
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s office on Monday dismissed as “insulting
voters’ intelligence” a report that she is set to quit the ruling Kuomintang’s June 11 primary for the Taiwan presidential election next year.
“Hung Hsiu-chu will never quit the primary,” said a statement issued by her office in response to a Facebook post by TV pundit Clara Chou, who quoted opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislator Tsai Huang-liang alleging that Hung will make way for two KMT heavyweights to enter the presidential race.
Tsai was quoted as saying that Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, who a day earlier had signaled that he would not shun being drafted by the KMT as its presidential candidate, would pair with KMT chair Eric Chu to vie for another four-year presidential term for the ruling party.
In exchange, Wang will step down as speaker, to be replaced by Hung, who will be promised a new four-year term next year, according to the Facebook post. [FULL STORY]