KMT to nominate national security adviser for Keelung mayor
Central News Agency
2014-07-29 10:23 PM
Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) is set Wednesday to formally nominate Hsieh Li-kung, a consultant member of the National Security Council, as its candidate in the year-end Keelung mayoral election. The party's nomination review units will jointly discuss the proposal to recruit Hsieh to carry its flag in the Nov. 29 election, before delivering it to the party's decision-making Central Standing Committee for approval, according to KMT sources. Hsieh, 47, a former National Immigration Agency head, will compete against opposition Democratic Progressive Party candidate Lin Yu-chang, and probably Keelung City Council Speaker Huang Jing-tai, in the Keelung race. Huang won the primary to represent the KMT in the election, but the party revoked his nomination July 9 after he became the subject of a probe in connection with influence peddling in a real estate development project. However, Huang remains adamant that he will remain in the race, possibly as an independent, "unless struck by a bullet," although he has not made clear in which capacity he will run. (By Claudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu)
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