Top parties’ picks corrupt, NPP says

DPP, KMT ACCUSED:Citizens’ Congress Watch executive director Chang Hung-lin said it was unbelievable that people involved in corruption could be nominated

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 21, 2018
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

A significant number of the city and county councilor candidates nominated by the

New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang, right, and NPP legislative caucus whip Hsu Yung-ming take part in a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) are either on trial or have been found guilty of corruption, the New Power Party (NPP) said yesterday.

The NPP said it reviewed 1,769 DPP and KMT candidates for the Nov. 24 nine-in-one elections and found that more than 100 have either been charged with or found guilty of bribery, graft, electoral fraud, improper use of influence or other forms of corruption.

Thirty-eight DPP candidates, or 9.6 percent, have a dubious history, while 67 KMT candidates, or 13 percent, have faced charges at some point, the NPP said.

Pingtung County has the most candidates involved in corruption, with 17 found guilty, while among the special municipalities, Kaohsiung topped the list with 10 candidates who have been found guilty of corruption, NPP data showed.    [FULL  STORY]

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