The new KMT Chair swear to re-unite the fractioned party and beat the incumbent DPP in the incoming election.
Presenter: Eric Chu assumed his new role of Kuomintang chair on Oct. 5. Many of his predecessors including Ma Ying-jeou, Wu Den-yih, Wu Poh-hsiung and Hung Hsiu-chu were in attendance at the ceremony. Chu said the KMT is a united team that will fight for what it believes in, and it will use the democratic process to defeat the Democratic Progressive Party.
"Hand over the seal.”
With past Kuomintang chairs including Ma Ying-jeou, Wu Den-yih, Wu Poh-hsiung, and Hung Hsiu-chu looking on, Eric Chu is sworn in as the party's new chair. Chu said the KMT is a united team that will fight for what it believes in, and it will never take a day off from using the democratic process to defeat the Democratic Progressive Party.
Eric Chu, Incoming KMT Chair:”Through democratic processes like the supervision of the legislature; the checks and balances of local governments; and election, recall, and referendum laws, we will defeat and triumph over the DPP.”
This is Chu's second time serving as party chair. He says his first step is bringing lost party members back into the fold. He also thanked his predecessor, Johnny Chiang, for his 18 months of hard work.
Eric Chu, Incoming KMT Chair:” With the election over, we start anew united in our fight.”
Johnny Chiang, Outgoing KMT Chair:”This election proves that the KMT is a mature democratic party. It is a party with fierce competition, but once the election is over we put it behind us and move forward as a united force.”
Chu's first challenge as party chair will be the upcoming recall election of lawmaker Chen Po-wei, followed by the four national referendums in December. The recall election and referendums could turn out to be a preview of how the KMT will perform in the 2022 and 2024 elections.