Newspaper article China Post

Showdown between KMT Factions Expected Today

Newspaper article China Post

Showdown between KMT Factions Expected Today

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Questions about the Kuomintang's future direction have continued to fester since its leadership election on May 20.

Differences of opinion between outgoing Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu and Chairman-elect Wu Den-yih have given rise to uncertainty about just how smoothly the party's transfer-of-power process will go.

At the heart of the conflict is whether Hung should have the power to nominate candidates for the upcoming Central Standing Committee (CSC) member elections. Wu and his supporters believe the nominations should be postponed until after the handover on Aug. 20.

So far, a compromise between the two camps has not been reached.

Currently, Central Committee members are to be nominated by Hung on June 14, with the election of party representatives and CSC members to be held on July 7 and 29, respectively. …

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