Wu Den-yih, former deputy leader of Taiwan, elected Kuomintang leader

2017-05-20 21:05 GMT+8
Editor Liu Hui

Wu Den-yih, deputy leader of Taiwan from 2012 to 2016, was elected the new chairperson of Kuomintang (KMT) on Saturday.

Wu garnered 144,408 votes from party members, or 52.24 percent of the total. He will begin the role on August 20, with a term of four years.

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Wu beat five other candidates: former chairwoman of KMT Hung Hsiu-chu, KMT vice chairman and former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin, former KMT vice chairman and Taiwan's health chief Chan Chi-shean, KMT legislator Pan Wei-kang and former general manager of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Han Kuo-yu.

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