Taiwan News: Wu Den-yih Criticized for Proposed KMT Nomination Process

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Date: 2019/02/18
By: TNL Daily News

Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) has drawn criticism for proposing that only KMT

Credit: Facebook / Wu Den-yih

members should be allowed to decide the party’s next presidential candidate.

While Wu insisted that loyal KMT party members should have the upper hand in the candidate selection process, some have insinuated he is trying to rig the process for himself, the Taipei Times reports.

Wu is rumored to be plotting a run for president in the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign.

According to the Taipei Times, Wu said: “If we choose not to conduct a poll among party members, it is a no brainer that [the public] would want to select someone who would be easily defeated.”

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