By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng won the highest number of seats on the ruling Kuomintang’s Central Standing Committee, making it highly likely he could return to the Legislative Yuan in the January 16 elections, reports said Saturday.
A total of 32 members of the 39-seat CSC were up for election by 1,597 party delegates Saturday. The group meets each Wednesday afternoon with the party chairman in charge to discuss current affairs and reach major policy decisions.
Of the 32 original CSC members, 26 or 81 percent were re-elected Saturday, while some of the six newcomers had served on the body in the past, reports said. The term for the newly elected members has been extended from one to two years. The top vote getter was Mega Securities Chairman Liu Ta-pei, reports said. [FULL STORY]