Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Ting Shou-chung (
However, Ting added that he doubted the fairness of the KMT's formula for selecting its candidate for an election. Public opinion polls count for 70 percent and primary results count for 30 percent in selecting the candidate.
Ting garnered over 5,000 more votes than his opponent -- former Environmental Protection Administration chief Hau Lung-bin (
Ting said that the formula was ridiculous, as it gave greater importance to the opinion of non-KMT members than that of party members.
In the lead-up to the primary, Ting referred to Hau Lung-bin, the son of former premier Hau Pei-tsun (
KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (
He said that the party changed the formula out of concern that party members' opinions might be different from those of the public.
The door is always open for discussion, and changes to the formula are possible, he added.
Regarding signs that People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (