Hung Hsiu-chu to resign as KMT chair by end of June


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) announced Wednesday that she will resign as head of the party by the end of June to prepare for the handover to her successor, former Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義).

KMT Vice Chairman Lin Junq-tzer (林政則) will act as chairman from July 1 until Aug. 20, when Wu assumes the party chairmanship, Hung said at a meeting of the KMT’s Central Standing Committee.

Hung said she decided to tender her resignation by June so that handover matters can begin July 1.

Hung, who became chairwoman of the KMT in March 2016, lost the KMT chairmanship election last month to Wu.