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KMT to hold opinion polls on Hung by end-June

KMT to hold opinion polls on Hung by end-June

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) will complete opinion polls on Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (???) by the end of June as part of its presidential primary process, KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (???) said Saturday. Prior to the polls, the KMT will also organize presentations all over Taiwan for Hung to voice her campaign promises, Hau, who heads the party's nomination screening committee, said after a meeting with Hung. Hung is the only candidate who has qualified for the KMT's presidential primary. According to KMT rules, if Hung fails to win 30 percent of support in opinion polls, the KMT can decide not to nominate her and can draft another candidate. Hau said he will have further discussions with Hung on the questions to be asked in the polls. Also during the meeting, Hung expressed hope that the polls will focus on her support rating alone rather than comparing her support rating with those of other candidates, according to Hau. In a TVBS poll conducted May 20 and 21, in a three-way race between Hung, opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen -- the hot favorite in the 2016 presidential race -- and independent candidate Shih Ming-teh, a former DPP chairman, Hung got 17 percent support compared with 46 percent for Tsai and 6 percent for Shih. (By Lee Shu-hua and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-22 01:04 GMT+08:00