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