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Former KMT Vice Chair to Announce Bid for Leadership

Newspaper article China Post

Former KMT Vice Chair to Announce Bid for Leadership

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Former Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Steve Chan ([...]) is expected to officially announce a bid for the party's leadership on Tuesday.

While Chan had previously said that he would reveal his decision on whether to pursue a bid for the KMT chair slightly before the Lunar New Year, local media have caught wind that the former KMT vice chair has moved up his announcement schedule.

Chan was quoted as saying that he had not considered running for KMT chairman three weeks ago, but had changed his mind after seeing how fast things had changed in his party when he returned to Taiwan from San Francisco

The former vice chair said he had decided to run to prevent further divide within the KMT, as he believed that the party would face an imminent split should any of the other four candidates win.

Reportedly, Chan would have made an announcement this week, but had decided to set a date for next week in respect of incumbent KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, who is currently on a trip in the United States. …

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