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KMT head violates election law over candidate flap: TSU lawmaker

KMT head violates election law over candidate flap: TSU lawmaker

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Legislator Chou Ni-an (???) of the minor opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) filed a complaint Thursday with the Supreme Prosecutors Office that ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (???) has violated the election law by secretly maneuvering to have KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (???) replaced. Chou alleged, one day after the KMT Central Standing Committee passed a resolution to call a special congress to deliberate a proposal to replace Hung, that Chu and KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (???) have violated the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act. Hung was nominated at a party congress July 19, but has been trailing front-runner Tsai Ing-wen (???) of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) by a wide margin in public opinion polls. Chu has met Hung in several recent meetings amid persistent calls within the party to have her replaced. A similar complaint was filed with the Taipei District Prosecutors Office Wednesday by an aide of DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fei (???). (By Liu Shih-yi and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-29 01:05 GMT+08:00