Political Developments: Chiang promises reforms at swearing-in ceremony

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 10, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Former Chinese Nationalist Pa/ty (KMT) secretary-general Hsu Shui-teh, left, holds up a certificate with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang at Chiang’s inauguration at KMT headquarters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) pledged urgent reforms as he was sworn in as the party’s new chairman yesterday.

“The end of the by-election is the beginning of unity,” Chiang said at his swearing-in at KMT headquarters in Taipei, which was attended by former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), and former party chairmen Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄) and Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), among others.

Saturday’s by-election was held to fill the vacancy left by Wu, who stepped down last month after the party’s losses in the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections.Chiang defeated his sole opponent, former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), by taking nearly 69 percent of the vote.

“I have always believed that what is needed between generations is dialogue and not confrontation; what is needed is cooperation and not conflict,” Chiang said, adding that as party chairman, he hopes to facilitate understanding and cooperation among different generations within the party.    [FULL  STORY]

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