Lee Teng-hui (
Huang made the remarks after meeting with Lee to report to him that three hopefuls -- Su Chin-chiang (
The by-election became necessary after Huang Chu-wen (
The TSU garnered only 12 out of the 225 legislative seats, one less than it received in the previous elections.
The TSU originally planned to hold a draw for the three potential nominees yesterday, but the party's central executive committee formed a seven-member screening team that day and decided to hold a meeting on Friday.
The draw will have to wait for the result of the screening next Monday.
TSU Acting Secretary-General Chen Chien-ming (
Chen said they were hoping that there will be mutual respect and harmony during the process.
He added that it was still hoped that there will be only one candidate.
Huang noted that Lee had called Lo to ask him to withdraw from the race, saying that he should support Su out of consideration for party unity.
Huang said that as for Kuo, since he was nominated by the former party chairman, the party chairman should resolve that question.
He stressed that those who won seats in the Dec. 11 legislative elections know very well that they were elected because of the full support of the former president.
"Since Lee is in favor of Su's taking over the chairmanship, the legislators should accept his choice," he added.