Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Hung Hsiu-chu, the presidential candidate for Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang, said
Wednesday that she has no intention of dropping out of the 2016 race. She also denied rumors that she would give way to another candidate and drop to the lower half of the KMT ticket.
“There’s no possibility that I’d step back and run as vice president,” Hung said, adding that it would be a waste of time to try to track down the people who were spreading such rumors. Instead, it would be better to use the time to seek grassroots support and show her intention to go the distance, Hung said.
Amid reports that the KMT has not thrown its full weight behind her, Hung said in response to reporters’ questions that the time is not yet right for the party’s top heavyweights like President Ma Ying-jeou, Vice President Wu Den-yih, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng and KMT Chairman Eric Chu to start stumping for her. [FULL STORY]