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Do-or-die moment for Taiwan’s grand old party

If the KMT does poorly at these polls, the personal political fortunes of party chairman Eric Chu, 61, will also be affected. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TAIPEI – This year’s municipal polls in Taiwan are a “must win” for the Kuomintang (KMT), with failure meaning the opposition party may fade into greater irrelevance, analysts say.

If the KMT does poorly at these polls, the personal political fortunes of party chairman Eric Chu, 61, will also be affected.

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