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Hung Hsiu-chu Elected Kuomintang Leader

2016-03-27 09:20:42       source:Xinhua News Agency

March 27, 2016


"Hung Hsiu-chu, Taiwan's former deputy legislative speaker, was elected the chairperson of Kuomintang (KMT) on Saturday to become the party's first female leader.


Hung garnered 78,829 votes, or 56.16 percent of the total, to beat the other three candidates -- KMT's acting chairperson Huang Min-hui, legislator Chen Shei-saint and Taipei city legislator Lee Hsin.


The election was held after Eric Chu resigned from the post to take responsibility for the defeat in the island's leadership election to Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party on Jan. 16."


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