By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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][