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Hung Hsiu-chu officially nominated as KMT's presidential candidate

2015/07/19 14:20:25

Hung Hsiu-chu (center) at the Kuomintang's congress.

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) was officially nominated by the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) as its presidential nominee to a standing ovation at the party's congress on Sunday.

KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) held their hands together at the meeting to try to create an atmosphere of unity in a party that has suffered divisions over Hung's candidacy.

(By Jeffrey Wu)