By Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Taiwan’s former Health Minister Yaung Chih-liang (楊志良)
registered with the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) to be a candidate in the party’s presidential primary on Monday, the last day of registration.
Following the footsteps of Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) who registered with the KMT on Sunday with signatures from more than 60,000 KMT members who support her, Yaung presented more than 30,000 KMT members’ signatures, well over the threshold of the 15,000 required.
Yaung also posted the stipulated fee of NT$7 million (US$229,600) for competing in the primary. [FULL STORY]