Date: Oct 18, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Against a backdrop of chants from supporters of Deputy Legislative Speaker
Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) outside, the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) extempore congress yesterday voted by a wide margin in favor of a motion to rescind Hung’s nomination as the party’s presidential candidate.
The motion was passed by a landslide vote of 812 to 79 at the congress at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei in the afternoon, putting an end to Hung’s candidacy, which had been dogged by rumors about the KMT leadership’s plan to replace her since the beginning.
Among the supporters of the motion were President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), as well as former KMT chairmen Lien Chan (連戰) and Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄). [FULL STORY]