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Huang promises Yang support, if she wins

A BETTER CHANCE:KMT candidate Huang Chao-shun said Yang Chiu-hsing could not defeat Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, as he had already lost to her in the DPP primary

By Flora Wang  /  Staff Reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Greater Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Huang Chao-shun yesterday accuses her rivals, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu and Kaohsiung County Commissioner Yang Chiu-hsing, of taking illegal funds from former president Chen Shui-bian.

PHOTO: HUANG CHIH-YUAN, TAIPEI TIMES

The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) mayoral candidate for Greater Kaohsiung, Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順), yesterday promised to incorporate the campaign white paper of her rival, Kaohsiung County Commissioner Yang Chiu-hsing (楊秋興), if she were elected in the special municipality election on Saturday.

“There is one thing we can cooperate on: I am willing to incorporate your [Yang’s] campaign white paper into my platform and help you build a Greater Kaohsiung,” Huang told a press conference at her campaign headquarters.

“Should I be elected, I would also recruit members of his [Yang’s] administrative team in the county government who are clean,” she said.

SWITCH

Huang, who has been fighting Yang’s calls for voters to dump her and support him, continued to urge voters to support her, saying Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would win if voters chose Yang over Huang.

Huang said it was impossible for the commissioner to defeat the mayor because he lost to Chen in the DPP primary, adding that she was the only candidate who was in a position to beat the mayor in the election.

POLL WATCH

Meanwhile, Yang’s campaign team complained about a technicality that has prevented them from recommending people to oversee the voting process and ballot counting at poll stations.

In accordance with the Election and Recall Act for Public Servants (公職人員選舉罷免法), only candidates endorsed by political parties are allowed to recommend people to supervise the process.

Yang is running as an independent after withdrawing from the DPP on Aug. 9.

The Kaohsiung Election Commission said political parties that won more than 5 percent of the votes in the last legislative election are eligible to recommend people to supervise the voting process, adding that the city has a total of 3,400 supervisors recommended by the pan-blue and the pan-green camps.

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