Voting gets underway for KMT chairman, party representative elections

09/25/2021 08:37 AM
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From left to right: Cho Po-yuan, Johnny Chiang, Eric Chu and Chang Ya-chung
From left to right: Cho Po-yuan, Johnny Chiang, Eric Chu and Chang Ya-chung

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The main opposition Kuomintang is holding elections Saturday to choose a new chairperson and their representatives in the party's national congress.

Voting began at 8 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m., with the results expected as early as 6 p.m.

Four candidates are vying for the chairperson post. They are incumbent Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), a legislator from Taichung; former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), who was the party chairman for a year between 2015 and 2016; former Changhua County Magistrate Cho Po-yuan (卓伯源); and Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), president of the Sun Yat-sen School, a group that promotes the teachings of Sun Yat-sen.

According to the KMT, approximately 370,000 members are eligible to vote in the elections.

(By Y.F. Low)

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