Taipei--Steve Chan (???), a former vice chairman of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), said Monday that he planned to compete for the chairmanship of the party in May.
Chan, the fifth candidate in the KMT leadership race, said his decision was based on his belief in democratic politics and a commitment to maintaining peace and prosperity in the country.
In a statement headed by the slogan "Ending hatred, restoring Taiwan's most beautiful landscape," Chan pledged that if elected chairman, he would lead the KMT to victory in the 2020 presidential and legislative elections.
In the party's chairmanship election on May 20, Chan, 68, will come up against incumbent KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (???), former Vice President Wu Den-yih (???), incumbent KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (???), and former president of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corp., Han Kuo-yu (???).
The KMT was defeated by the Democratic Progressive Party in the presidential election in January 2016 and also lost the legislative majority, which it had held for more than six decades.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel