New KMT Chair Chiang Chi-chen says he will reform party

Radio Taiwan International
Date:\ 09 March, 2020
By: Natalie Tso

Chiang Chi-chen speaking to his party on Monday (CNA photo)

The opposition Kuomintang’s (KMT) new chairperson, Legislator Chiang Chi-chen, is vowing to reform his party. That’s in light of the KMT’s defeat in the January presidential elections. Chiang’s vow came Monday as he was sworn in as party chair.

The new Kuomintang (KMT) chairperson, Chiang Chi-chen,  was sworn in on Monday after winning a party election on Saturday. The 48-year old lawmaker won with over two-thirds of the vote.

Former party chairs Ma Ying-jeou and Wu Den-yih were present. But former KMT Chair Eric Chu and Chiang’s opponent in the election, former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin, were not.

Chiang represents a new generation of leadership for the KMT as the party strives to regain public trust after a major loss in the January presidential and legislative elections. Chiang served as minister of the now-defunct Government Information Office and has been a legislator since 2012. He won his legislative race in January with more votes than any other KMT lawmaker. He’s also the first legislator to serve concurrently as party chair.    [FULL  STORY]

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