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Nov 8, 2007

KMT unveils list of candidates

From the Taipei Times today:

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) unveiled its legislator-at-large
candidate list yesterday, with Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) topping
the list and the People First Party (PFP) grabbing four of the 34 seats.

Former dean of Chi Mei Medical Center Steve Chan (詹啟賢), now a top aide
to KMT presidential Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), did not appear on the list [KMT said
today he can be number 20] while incumbent legislators accounted for about
90 percent of the 18 seats in the "safe zone," meaning that their election is

Two of the four PFP legislators who won the KMT nomination were Chang
Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and Cheng Chin-ling (鄭金玲), an anonymous source said.

... If the KMT wins the presidential election, some of the legislators
could be invited to join the government, which would create legislative
opportunities for other individuals, Wu said.

The 18 candidates in the "safe zone" were Wang; KMT Legislator Hung
Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱); KMT Policy Committee convener Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權); KMT
Legislator Pan Wei-kang (潘維剛); KMT Legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅); a PFP legislator;
KMT Legislator Chin Chieh (陳杰); KMT Legislator Lee Jih-chu (李紀珠); a PFP
legislator; the National Policy Foundation's Chao Li-yun (趙麗雲); KMT Legislator
Lee Chia-chin (李嘉進); KMT Legislator Liao Wan-ju (廖婉汝); KMT Legislator Chi
Kuo-tung (紀國棟); a PFP legislator; Ten Ren Tea president Mark Li (李明星); KMT
Legislator Kuo Su-chun (郭素春); chairman of the World Hakka Federation Liu
Sheng-liang (劉盛良) and deputy commissioner of the KMT's policy committee Cheng
Li-wen (鄭麗文).

The party nominated Chiu -- now serving time in jail -- to
honor his "dedication to bring various scandals to light," Wu

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