Vice President Wu Den-yih hints not to join KMT chair race

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-24
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan’s Vice President Wu Den-yih hinted Sunday he will not join the race 6730971for KMT chair, saying he would like the middle-aged generation to take on this responsibility.

Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu and former Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin have announced their intention to run for the leadership of the KMT, which suffered its biggest election defeat in the party’s history in Taiwan’s 2016 general elections. The KMT lost both presidency and the majority in the Legislature to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party by landslide margins.

The voices calling for the KMT to start a reformation has become louder and louder since the election was over in mid-January.

In response to the media question whether he will run for KMT leadership while attending a social function on Sunday, Wu said he hopes the middle-aged generation can take on the responsibility of upholding the party’s core value of loving the country and its people.     [FULL  STORY][

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