‘SINCERITY, COURAGE AND RESOLUTENESS’:The Chinese Nationalist Party’s presidential candidate said that Tsai Ing-wen’s stance on many issues is too fickle
Date: Jul 30, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday said that she would not withdraw from the election campaign, despite constant rumors about concerns within the party over her ability to conduct a successful campaign in the run-up to January’s presidential election.
With Hung’s poll numbers failing to rebound after the KMT national congress on July 19, during which Hung was officially nominated as the party’s candidate, media reports have suggested that top echelons of the KMT have been meeting secretly to discuss plans to talk Hung out of running for president.
Hung yesterday said in a television interview that “someone predicted that I would have dropped out of the primary by June 11, but I am still here.”
“I cannot say that I am not hurt [by the constant speculation], but I am used to sarcastic barbs. Surviving such rumors will show that I have the shoulders to bear responsibility,” Hung said. “I will not quit.” [FULL STORY]