By: Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 6 (CNA) Amid growing rumors that she would be removed as the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said Monday she will not step down as the party’s candidate and is in the race to the end.
“I will insist on my original intention to run for president and carry out my promise,” Hung said at a press conference in an attempt to take on the rumors.
“To this day, I still cannot believe the rumors of ‘changing Chu’ are true,” she said.
“Changing Chu” (換柱) refers to the third character in Hung’s name, which means “pillar.” [FULL STORY]