Lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen announces KMT chairmanship bid

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/25/2020
By: Su Mu-chun and Elizabeth Hsu

KMT lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen speaks as announcing chairman bid

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen (江啟臣) became the fourth person to announce his bid to run for chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) when he confirmed his candidacy Saturday.

At his service office in Taichung, Chiang urged everyone who cares for the KMT, no matter how old they are, to "shoulder the responsibility we should take on," and he asked for a united effort to change the party for the better.

Chiang, 47, was re-elected to the Legislature in Taiwan's Jan. 11 elections, in which the KMT suffered big defeats in both the presidential and legislative races.

KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) lost by nearly 20 percentage points to incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), and the party won only 38 of the 113 legislative seats while Tsai's party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), garnered 61 seats.    [FULL  STORY]

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