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No court case for Chu, Lee over Hung’s replacement

Staff writer, with CNA

The Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office on Wednesday dismissed a request to review a ruling by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office not to prosecute Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (李四川) over alleged violations of an election-related laws in connection with the party changing its presidential candidate.

After an extempore KMT congress on Oct. 17 agreed to nullify the nomination of Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party’s presidential candidate and replace her with Chu, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Legislator Chou Ni-an (周倪安) filed a case with prosecutors.

They accused Chu and Lee of violating the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act (總統副總統選舉罷免法) by “offering bribes and other undue rewards” to persuade Hung to step down.

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