Han Kuo-yu wins KMT party primary poll for 2020 Taiwan leadership election

2019-07-16 01:27:42 GMT2019-07-16 09:27:42(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TAIPEI, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu won the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party primary poll for next year's leadership election in Taiwan, the KMT announced Monday.

Han gained an average support rate of 44.8 percent at the poll, the KMT said.

KMT announced five candidates last month for the party primary of the 2020 leadership election. They also included Eric Chu, former mayor of New Taipei City, Chou Hsi-wei, former magistrate of Taipei County, Chang Ya-chung, president of the Sun Yat-sen School, and Terry Gou, Foxconn founder and chairman.

The candidates expressed their political views on television for three rounds. The poll was conducted by five polling companies entrusted by the KMT.

The primary result will be submitted for approval at the KMT general congress.