Kuomintang’s Hung outlines running mate qualifications
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu ( ), who passed the 30 percent threshold in the ruling Kuomintang's ( KMT) presidential primary polls on Sunday, said political views, professional ethics and age will be important considerations when selecting a running mate.
Speaking to the press after the result was announced, Hung said she has a rough idea about who she wants as her vice presidential candidate, but declined to elaborate any further.
The 67- year- old said she expects her running mate to be younger than her, have the same political views, a positive moral character, impeccable professional ethics and a back- ground that complements her own.
Hung passed the threshold for the KMT presidential primary polls on Sunday with an average approval rating of 46.203 percent, qualifying her to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate for the January 2016 election.
The polls were organized by Trengo and Statinc Consultancies and the United Daily News, each of which collected more than 1,200 valid samples.
Each poll measured Hung's approval ratings running alone and against Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (
) . The final results were an average of the two scenarios in the three polls.