Johnny Chiang sweeps KMT voteCHANGE PROMISED: Hau Lung-bin did not wait for the final count before acknowledging defeat, while Chiang celebrated the handover to the next-generation KMTBy Shih Hsiao-kuang, Chen Yun and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writerChinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) won the party’s chairperson by-election yesterday with nearly 69 percent of the vote over former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌). In Taipei, where Hau served as mayor from 2006 to 2014, Chiang garnered nearly 60 percent of the votes, gaining about 2,600 more than Hau. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Johnny Chiang, center, smiles at the legislature in Taipei yesterday after winning the party’s chairperson by-election. Chiang said that he would institute organizational changes in the KMT and place less emphasis on party headquarters and more on local party chapters. “The KMT from now on will be a party that is more modern and swift to respond to demands,” Chiang said.
Source: Taipei Times March 07, 2020 15:56 UTC