Tue, Apr 15, 2014 - Page 1 News List

Su, Hsieh drop out of DPP chair race

PARTY UNITY FIRST:Both said they made the moves to prevent divisions in the party being exacerbated by fierce competition for the position at a critical time

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

However, Lu said that if Tsai wished to run in the presidential election in 2016, she should not have entered the chair election because it would be difficult to serve as chairperson and run a presidential campaign at the same time.

KMT lawmakers had different views on the development, with Legislator Wu Yu-cheng (吳育昇) saying that Su had no choice but to give up his bid because he no longer had strong party support, while Legislator Lu Hsueh-chang (呂學樟) said that Tsai was the biggest beneficiary because she was the mastermind behind the Sunflower movement.

While the DPP had been kept on the sidelines of the Sunflower movement due to its lack of connection with the younger generation and civil society, this quick reaction was commendable, KMT Legislator Su Ching-chuan (蘇清泉) said.

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