RUNNING OUT OF TIME:Presidential candidates must finalize their picks this week so that they can complete the registration process with the Central Election Commission
Date: Nov 16, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Amid rumors that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairperson Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠)
has been tapped as Chairman Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) running mate, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member said the KMT’s vice presidential candidate will most likely be someone from the media industry.
During an episode of SET-TV’s political talk show Ching Pao Hsin Wen Hsien (驚爆新聞線) that aired on Saturday night, former DPP spokesperson Hsu Chia-ching (徐佳青) said Chu has set his eyes on female media professionals as potential running mates.
“Now is a particularly difficult time for Chu to find someone to be on his ticket for the Jan. 16 elections because everyone knows the odds are strongly against him winning the race. That is why KMT members are attempting to secure a safe position, such as a spot on the party’s legislators-at-large list,” Hsu said.
Since Huang, who served two terms as Chiayi mayor and three terms as a KMT legislator, would want to ensure a continuance in elective offices to pave the way for a comeback in Chiayi, being a legislator-at-large seems a better way to achieve her goal than joining Chu’s doomed presidential campaign, Hsu said. [FULL STORY]