Fate of Taiwan's Kuomintang rests on upcoming chairman election

Mr Johnny Chiang (left) and Mr Eric Chu are neck and neck in the race to be KMT chairman. PHOTOS: JOHNNYCCCHIANG/FACEBOOK, LLCHU/FACEBOOK
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TAIPEI - Once Taiwan's ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT) has been struggling to remain relevant in the past few years. Now, all eyes are on the KMT's chairman election, which will take place on Sept 25.

The party has suffered a string of electoral defeats after ceding power to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2016, and also lagged behind the DPP in approval ratings.

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