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KMT to recruit new blood in its bid to reform party

KMT to recruit new blood in its bid to reform party

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) will recruit a new group of people interested in public affairs and nurture and cultivate them for future elections, a KMT official said Saturday.
KMT Secretary-General King Pu-tsung, who said he would turn the KMT into an election machine when he assumed his post last December, said the party's reform initiative will begin soon.
The KMT has invited Ryan Wu, former chief operating officer of the online 1111 job bank, to join the party to help it plan its human resource initiatives, King said.
"We hope that he will help plan recruiting efforts in cities and counties, " King said. "We estimate that the party will be transformed into an election machine in three years' time." King hopes to achieve the goal by streamlining the party's personnel, saying that recent changes in local branch heads was part of the reform initiative.
The KMT will also recommend local youths who are interested in politics to serve as the party's grassroots officials, and then nurture and cultivate them so that they can take part in local elections and begin their political careers.
King stressed that the reorganization of the local branches was not aimed at cutting ties with powerful local factions, but rather an attempt to establish a transparent system of promotion.
Wu acknowledged that it will be extremely difficult for a century-old party to reform itself, but "working toward business-like management is the course the party has to follow." The reform initiative will involve a five-step process, which Wu described as "selecting, training, cultivating, using and retaining talent." The former job bank boss also said that he will travel with King to local areas to develop a better understanding of the party's personnel system and local factions, as well as recruit new blood.
Wu vowed to lay a solid political foundation for the party by "nurturing excellent and competitive new blood and establishing a fair and transparent promotion mechanism." (By Lee Shu-hua and Lilian Wu)




Updated : 2021-04-17 20:35 GMT+08:00