By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Supporters of Kuomintang presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu gathered
outside the venue of the party congress on October 17, 2015.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of Kuomintang presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu gathered outside the venue of the party congress as it was preparing to replace her with chairman Eric Liluan Chu Saturday.
The KMT decided last week it would hold the congress to replace its candidate in the January 16 election because of her consistently low opinion poll ratings and her views about relations with China, which were deemed to have strayed too far in the direction of unification.
While over a thousand KMT delegates were reported to have signed a petition approving Chu’s candidacy, several organizations supporting Hung called for 2,000 members to show up outside the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei City during the congress Saturday afternoon. [FULL STORY]