Kuom­intang’s Hung out­lines run­ning mate qual­i­fi­ca­tions

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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